Identifying Risky Behaviors for Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness about mental illness and related issues.

Suicide is the tenth highest cause of death in the United States, and the rate remained roughly steady across the population for the last century, before rising somewhat during the last few decades. Read how Mass General researcher Matthew Nock, PhD, is studying self-harm to understand how we can better identify suicide risk and prevent it.

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Illustration by Davide Bonazzi

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