April 17, 2020

People are suddenly isolated by physical distancing practices and quarantines, which may lead to loneliness, economic uncertainty, escalating stress and distress, and risky alcohol use — all of which are risk factors for suicide. As our world faces one public health emergency in COVID-19, we know that firearm suicide remains its own public health crisis — which could be exacerbated by COVID-19.

Mental Health Resources

March 23, 2020

A comprehensive list of helplines.

EFSGV CDC Report mentioned in The Louisiana Weekly

March 9, 2020

Gun Violence in America

February 5, 2020

A new report from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence draws on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reveal that 39,740 people died from gun violence in 2018, including 24,432 by suicide and 13,958 by homicide. The number of gun deaths remained relatively steady from 2017 to 2018, with 33 fewer deaths in 2018 compared to 2017 — the highest year on record. This data brief delves into newly released data to illustrate the fatal toll of the gun violence epidemic in America.

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