May 2012

The Sorrow of Suicide
Awareness and Action Can Help Save a Life

Cartoon showing 3 people from behind, with their arms around each other.

Suicide is tragic. It cuts a life short and devastates the family, friends and loved ones left behind. Only 2 decades ago, little was known about the biology of suicide. Today scientists are uncovering new clues to help those at risk for suicidal thoughts and actions. Read more about suicide.

Summer Swimtime
Staying Healthy at the Pool and Beach

Cartoon of a “No Swimming” sign at the beach.

Summer is a great time to have fun in the water. But recreational waters—including swimming pools, lakes and oceans—can sometimes get contaminated with bacteria and viruses. Learn how to stay safe and healthy. Read more about water safety.

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