Increase Seen in U.S. Suicide Rate Since Recession

A new report from The Lancet found that a rise of 1 percent in unemployment is accompanied by an increase in the suicide rate of roughly 1 percent.

Really no surprise here since recession pain can cause recession depression.

That said, there has been very little reporting on this issue which has been clear to suicideologists.

In the report, which appeared Sunday on the Web site of The Lancet, a medical journal, researchers found that the rate between 2008 and 2010 increased four times faster than it did in the eight years before the recession. The rate had been increasing by an average of 0.12 deaths per 100,000 people from 1999 through 2007. In 2008, the rate began increasing by an average of 0.51 deaths per 100,000 people a year. Without the increase in the rate, the total deaths from suicide each year in the United States would have been lower by about 1,500, the study said.

You can find the report here ,scroll down the page.

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