America's Suicide Rate Is At Its Highest In 30 Years
Submitted by: fancylad⚫ 1 year ago
The suicide rate in the United States has risen sharply to the highest levels in almost 30 years, particularly among women and middle-age Americans, according to federal data released Friday. The only number that stayed low was with older adults.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, which released their study today, suicides for middle-aged women (45 to 640, jumped by 63 percent over the duration of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in the same age range, the sharpest increase for males of any age. The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014.
The New York Times really spreads out the numbers and digs deep -- it's worth a read. And if you're contemplating suicide, go talk to someone you trust or go make a phone call to people who know how to help.