suicide rates

With Mental Health Day just behind us, it would seem that enough is not being done to address mental health needs, according to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  

Mortality data were obtained from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) which include demographic, geographic, and cause of death information derived from death certificates filed in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, from 2001-2015.  What the data uncovered were higher rates of suicide across the board in all three urbanization levels: nonmetropolitan/rural counties, medium/small or large metropolitan counties. Another troubling finding was that...