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November 17, 2017

Survivors Discuss Suicide’s Stubborn Persistence, Mismanagement

Jamison holds microphone while speaking to audience.

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison of Johns Hopkins

Photo: Marleen Van Den Neste

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, remaining stubbornly high on the list of medical causes of mortality even as deaths from stroke, AIDS, heart disease and leukemia have fallen.

Two people who have survived encounters with this wily enemy of life led off the 12th season of the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series on Oct. 5 at the Neuroscience Center.

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