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U.S. Suicide Rate in 2022 Highest Ever Recorded, COVID Lockdowns Played a Role

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Some 49,500 people committed suicide last year in the United States. This is the highest number for self-inflicted deaths ever recorded in the country.1 The phenomenon has been attributed to increasing rates of depression, limited access to mental health services and increasing gun sales that saw suicide by gun reach an all-time high last year.2 […]

Dramatic Increase in Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents During COVID-19 Lockdown Isolation

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There has been an increase in suicide attempts by adolescents aged 12-17 years old during the COVID-19 pandemic according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The longer the lockdowns that included social isolation and compulsory masking continued, the number of suicide attempts increased, especially among adolescent girls. From July through August […]

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