Suicide rates in the United States have tripled in the past 5 years.
Based on national numbers:
Middle aged white men have the highest rate of suicide.
Men are three times more likely to commit suicide.
Suicide is the leading cause of death of 10-17 year olds.
The state of Montana has the highest rate of suicide in the country.
New York has the lowest rate.
Over 50% of suicides are committed using a firearm.
I was watching a Wall Street Journal news story about a cluster of suicides occurring in a Utah high school. (7 students committed suicide in 2018). This shocked me.
Just looking at the state averages, I see a lot of red states with high suicide rates. I’m not trying to make it a political issue… but it seems linked.
The darker states have the highest suicide rates. (Texas is out of the norm a little) but you can see what I’m saying.
Alaska was a red state I believe, don’t quote me on that, but I just think of Sarah fucking Palin.