Schumer Calls For Suicide Prevention Funding

Days after the CDC announced deaths by suicide were on the rise across the nation, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling for more funding for suicide prevention.  Schumer says the recent string of celebrity suicides and the CDC's recent report put a "giant lump" in his throat and "hole in his heart."  He said he was stunned to learn that money for suicide prevention has remained flat, and he's urging Congress to ramp up funding to help reach out to people in crisis.  The money, he says, would go toward empowering health care providers with the tools and training to idenitfy, engage and treat those suffering with conditions that could lead to suicide.


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