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Approaching Suicide as a Public Health IssueApproaching Suicide as a Public Health Issue

Kerry Knox, PhD, MS
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From University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-0914.

Requests for Single Reprints: Kerry Knox, PhD, MS, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Avenue, Box PSYCH, Rochester, NY 14642; e-mail, Kerry_Knox@URMC.Rochester.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(2):151-152. doi:10.7326/M14-0914
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In this issue, Tsai and colleagues present the results of a longitudinal cohort study of men that examined the relationship of social integration and suicide. The editorialist discusses the study and the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on suicide screening and stresses the importance of a public health approach to suicide prevention.

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