• U.S. Suicide Rates Are The Highest They’ve Been Since World War II, According to Federal Data

U.S. Suicide Rates Are The Highest They’ve Been Since World War II, According to Federal Data

U.S. Suicide Rates Are The Highest They’ve Been Since World War II, According to Federal Data

by Jamie Ducharme
June 20, 2019

U.S. suicide rates are at their highest since World War II, according to federal data—and the opioid crisis, widespread social media use and high rates of stress may be among the myriad contributing factors.

….It’s even more difficult to assign causes to the uptick, Harkavy-Friedman says, because it’s happening across diverse demographic groups.

Men have historically died by suicide more frequently than women, and that’s still true: As of 2017, the male suicide rate was more than three times higher than the female rate.

But female suicide rates are rising more quickly—by 53% since 1999, compared to 26% for men—and the gap is narrowing.

For both genders, suicide rates are highest among American Indians and Alaska natives, compared to other ethnicities, and when the data are broken down by age group, the most suicide deaths are reported among people ages 45 to 64—but nearly every ethnic and age group saw an increase of some size from 1999 to 2017.

…. If you or someone you know may be contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. In emergencies, call 911, or seek care from a local hospital or mental health provider.

Read the entire paper here


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