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New data reveals that the suicide rate in the U.S. is a devastating 33% higher than it was in 1999

  • Rates are up for almost all demographics, but most significantly among American Indians and Alaskan Native boys and girls, at 139%.
  • This increase, among those groups, is seen by individuals living in more isolated areas, where addiction and depression is far more common.
  • In fact, data shows that suicides, in general, are highest in the least densely populated states.
  • Another related study found that suicides among youths, in particular, have seen a major increase since 2000.
  • The suicide rate coincides with rising rates of depression and addiction.

It also correlates with lower rates of church attendance and more physical disconnection from people thanks to the Internet and social media. Interestingly, the only group that didn’t seen […]

If you need help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255.) There is also a crisis text line.

 

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