December 15, 2020

EDC Talks: A Commitment to End Suicide

Jerry Reed discusses his decades-long effort to end suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.

For the past 20 years, EDC’s Jerry Reed has been a leading voice in the field of suicide prevention.

“I want to live in a world where people who struggle with something can get help,” Reed says.

Reed’s public health career began in the late 1990s, when he worked with Senator Harry Reid to craft legislation that declared suicide to be a national priority. In this video, he explains how he wants to “be the change” that he wants to see in suicide prevention.