Mental Health First Responders — Filling an Important Need for Americans with Suicidality

The US needs mental health first response teams as it addresses increased suicide rates.

the “second-leading cause of death among people ages 10–43” (Hedegaard, et al, 2018), suicide presents an ongoing public health concern in the United States. Naturally, the mental health community seeks to make psychiatric care as available as possible to individuals who are at risk of suicide. To this end, federal and state-sponsored…