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More Americans Committing Suicide than During the Great Depression

Higher Numbers of Americans Take Their Lives than During the Depths of the Great Depression

by George, Washington’s Blog:

Suicide rates are tied to the economy.

The Boston Globe reported in 2011:

A new report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the overall suicide rate rises and falls with the state of the economy — dating all the way back to the Great Depression.

The report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that suicide rates increased in times of economic crisis: the Great Depression (1929-1933), the end of the New Deal (1937-1938), the Oil Crisis (1973-1975), and the Double-Dip Recession (1980-1982). Those rates tended to fall during strong economic times — with fast growth and low unemployment — like right after World War II and during the 1990s.

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2 comments to More Americans Committing Suicide than During the Great Depression

  • dave

    hmmm ,maybe there needs to be rule made,

    if a person is going to do it, and no one is going to talk them out of it,

    ,that they have to take a politician or someone who really deserves to go, with them

    hey wheres mark dice, he can start a petition for this new rule, Im sure he will get plenty of signatures!

    (sarcasm for the day)

    • Ed_B

      Lol… on the other hand, maybe if things are THAT bad for a person, they do not want to screw up their final journey even more by inviting along some bad company?

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