Suicide: Leading Cause of
popular press articles suggest a link
between the winter holidays and suicides.
However, this claim is just a myth. In
fact, suicide rates in the United States
are lowest in the winter and highest in
Suicide took the lives of 30,622 people
Suicide rates are generally higher than
the national average in the western
states and lower in the eastern and
In 2002, 132,353 individuals were
hospitalized following suicide attempts;
116,639 were treated in emergency
departments and released.
In 2001, 55% of suicides were committed
with a firearm.
the Center of Disease Control)
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