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Suicide - The Science Behind the 33% Increase

July 23, 2018 to October 29, 2018

Suicide - The Science Behind the 33% Increase

Suicide rates have increased sharply since 1999. With recent high profile suicides in the news, a spotlight is being shown on this increasing trend. This is not a clearly understood phenomenon. What science and data is there to explain this rising cause of death in the United States?

What are possible causes of this increase?
Are there trends that have a correlation and possible link to the suicide rate?
What are best practices in suicide prevention? What more can be done that isn’t?

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