US Suicide rate hits highest point in 80 years


John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came so that they would have life, and have it abundantly.
Psalms 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Important Takeaways:

  • The suicide rate among Americans, which has risen steadily over the past 18 years, has reached its highest point since 1941, preliminary data for 2022 shows.
  • The suicide rate per 100,000 people in 2022 was 14.3, according to a report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention released early Wednesday. The rate was 15 in 1941.
  • An estimated 49,449 people died by suicide in 2022, the CDC said. That’s an increase of 2.6% over the 48,183 suicide deaths in 2021.
  • The rate for males was 23.1 and 5.9 for females in 2022.

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