The increasing suicide rate in the United States has reached its highest point since the end of the second World War.
From 1999 to 2016, suicide rates in the United States increased by 30 percent—while decreasing in the rest of the world.
But there’s hope.
“Approximately 861 Americans…die by suicide every week.”
“More than 60 percent of people in this country who die from guns die by suicide.”
A note: I published this before I learned of the school shooting in Florida that took place on February 14. The post is entirely unrelated and a horrific coincidence.
“More police officers die by suicide than in the line of duty.”