There were an expected record 49,000 suicide deaths in the United States in 2022, a 2.6% rise from the previous year.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), weapons will be used in more than half of all suicides in the United States in 2022.
Nine out of ten Americans think the country has a mental health crisis. The latest statistics on suicide deaths released by the CDC demonstrate why, according to a statement from U.S. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra.
He continued by saying that many still think asking for assistance indicates weakness.
The tweet below confirms the news:
More people died from suicide in the US last year than any other year on record, according to provisional data from the CDC https://t.co/hLMQe4F40v
— CNN (@CNN) August 10, 2023
14.9 suicide deaths per 100,000 people 2022 represents a 5% increase over the previous record high of 14.2 suicide deaths per 100,000 persons in 2018.
According to the CDC, there were 48,183 suicide deaths in 2021 and an expected 49,449 fatalities in 2022.
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