From 1999 through 2014, the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States increased 24 percent, from 10.5 to 13.0 per 100,000 population, with the pace of increase greater after 2006.
Would that have something to do with our economic meltdown?
Suicide rates increased from 1999 through 2014 for both males and females and for all ages 10–74.
The percent increase in suicide rates for females was greatest for those aged 10–14, and for males, those aged 45–64.
Suicides among the 10-14 set? Jaysus.
The most frequent suicide method in 2014 for males involved the use of firearms (55.4 percent), while poisoning was the most frequent method for females (34.1 percent).
Use of firearms. Jaysus.
Percentages of suicides attributable to suffocation increased for both sexes between 1999 and 2014.
This is some scary and serious stuff. And thanks, Leftover, for the link.