If it seems like you are hearing more about suicides, you’re probably right. Sad to say, but suicide is becoming more common in America at the same time that taboos about speaking about it are falling. The falling taboo may be one of the things that will increase awareness, and make it easier for people to give and receive help.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released last week, 25 states have recorded increases of more than 30% since the late 1990s.

There are many causes: financial problems in the Great Recession (including foreclosures), substance abuse (including opioids), job uncertainties, and relationship issues (which may be related to the other issues.) The trend is not limited to any particular segment of society, whether cultural, biological, ideological, or financial. It if feels as if life it tougher, it may be because at least some aspect of it is affected most of us. More people may understand than we realize, but may not mention it because the taboos aren’t completely gone. An additional insight;

Guns were the most common method of suicide, the study found.” – The Guardian

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