Suicide: leading cause of death and central to Randy Beam’s research

Nearly 40,000 people commit suicide annually in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and suicide leads to about twice as many deaths as motor vehicle accidents in Washington State each year. Professor Randy Beam received $34,985 from the Royalty Research Fund to study news coverage of suicide with Social Work Assistant Jennifer Stuber. Hear about their progress and why this issue is important to Beam.