World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

We observe World Suicide Prevention Day each year on September 10. It’s a growing problem and the numbers tell a shocking story. Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s about 800,000 people worldwide every year — although some estimates put that number closer to 1 million. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29 and for every suicide that results in death, there are as many as 40 attempted suicides. What we know for sure is that there’s a lot to live for. Check out National Suicide Prevention Month for more information.

This year’s theme is all about ‘Creating Hope Through Action.’ So, let’s work together with our family, friends, healthcare workers, religious and political leaders to prevent suicide through active counseling and support. It’s time we empowered others to be in charge of their lives and value the one life they have.

Register today for the FREE upcoming HECC Virtual Pediatric Symposium: Adolescent Suicide – Emergency Care for the Silent Epidemic. It will be on Sept. 29th and 2.5 continuing education credits will be provided. Kindly reach out with any questions.

Asmaa Ismael – EMSC Intern As hard as it is to picture nowadays, there was once a time when you couldn’t rely on anambulance to transport you to the hospital or a paramedic to help keep you stable until you gotthere because the standard emergency services that we now consider a given simply didn’t exist....
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One person can make a difference…and that person is you. Thank you so much for going the extra mile to care for children in our community! Since 1985, the HRSA Emergency Medical Services for Children Program has helped seriously ill and injured children. We make sure that – no matter where a child lives –...
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Nurses, sending deep appreciation for the incredible impact you make every day. Your kindness and empathy make a profound difference in the lives of patients and their families. Thank you for your dedication and compassion! You truly make a difference!
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On this day of celebration, EMSC would like to thank ALL the amazing women who make a difference every day for children in Minnesota. BIG thanks to our female first responders, EMS professionals, hospital-based professionals, nurses, physicians, and so many other disciplines involved in pediatric emergency care! Today, we want to acknowledge ALL the women...
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Our public safety community across the state of Minnesota is in pain after the tragic loss of three of our own- Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, Officer Paul Elmstrand Officer and Matthew Ruge and we want to acknowledge the hurt. On behalf of EMS for Children (EMSC), we want to extend our gratitude for the sacrifice made...
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