Unfortunately, about 25,000 infants die each year in the United States. The loss of a baby remains a sad reality for many families and takes a serious toll on the health and well-being of families, as well as the nation. This rate is often used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a nation, because factors affecting the health of entire populations can also impact the mortality rate of infants.
Suicide is a serious but preventable public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Effective prevention strategies are needed to promote awareness of suicide while at the same time promoting prevention, resilience, and a commitment to social change.