Suicide Rates Still Rising, Especially in Rural

Suicide Rates Still Rising, Especially in Rural.  On Friday, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a new report on county-level suicide rates, specifically comparing trends and contributing factors that varied between urban and rural areas.  The study included all individuals aged 25 to 64 years who died by suicide between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2016.  Results showed that 77 percent of the decedents were male and that suicide rates were higher and increased more rapidly in rural than in large metropolitan counties.

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