Suicides and drug overdoses kill US adults at twice the rate today as they did just nearly two decades ago.
In 2016, King County saw an unprecedented jump in overdose deaths, a trend fueled by the increase in opiate use, particularly in combination with other drugs.
The ‘Suicide Paradox’: Although Latinos face economic disadvantages and other stresses their suicide rate is less than one-third that of non-Hispanic whites.
More than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year. That’s a nearly 5% increase over 2016. And it’s a continuation of a nearly 20-year rise in suicide rates.
Health officials recommend 5 five actions you can take to help prevent suicide.
Suicide rates have been steadily climbing, but their numbers are likely even higher.
An estimated 300 to 400 doctors kill themselves each year, and the suicide rate is more than double that of the general population.
Those closest to those who take their lives are often tormented, wondering if there is something they could have – or should have – known to prevent their loved one’s suicide.