Suicide study released by Department of Health

In 2011, 992 Washington residents lost their lives as a result of intentional self-harm. In response to this epidemic, the Washington legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2366 mandating the Washington State Department of Health conduct a study assessing the effect of suicide education has on suicide assessment, identification, referral, and treatment practices in various healthcare settings.

These findings were published and presented to the legislature late last week.

Department of Health research study pursuant to ESHB 2366.

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