New CDC Report Shows Increase In US Suicides Last Year.

September 29, 2022

New CDC Report Shows Increase In US Suicides Last Year.

The Washington Post (9/29, Bernstein) reports, “The U.S. suicide rate resumed its upward climb in 2021 after two years of decline, with young people and men hit hardest by the persistent mental health crisis, according to provisional data released Friday by the government.” National Institute of Mental Health adviser on suicide research Janie Pearson said, “You can have people exposed to the same stressors and for the most part, most people are not killing themselves. ... People with mental disorders are at higher risk, but we also know that if people can manage their mental disorders, they are at lower risk.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration assistant secretary for mental health and substance abuse Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon said, “There is no doubt we are experiencing a mental health crisis in this country. ... Largely due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, which continues to have ripple effects, we’re seeing increased levels of anxiety and depression in children, as well as adults, and increased substance use.”


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