Highest US Suicides Since World War II

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Alt text: "A screenshot of a news article headline and an accompanying line graph. The headline from The Wall Street Journal reads 'U.S. Suicides Reached a Record High Last Year', with a subheading stating 'Older men are at highest risk, while suicide rates among young people have declined.' Below is a line graph titled 'U.S. suicides per 100,000' showing three lines representing 'Male', 'Female', and 'Total' from 1980 to a provisional point in 2022. The 'Male' line shows a significant increase over time, while the 'Female' line shows a slight increase, and the 'Total' line trends upwards more moderately. The source of the data is credited to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. lost their lives to suicide in 2022, according to a provisional tally from the National Center for Health Statistics. The agency said the final count would likely be higher. The suicide rate of 14.3 deaths per 100,000 people reached its highest level since 1941…

…Men 75 and older had the highest suicide rate last year at nearly 44 per 100,000 people…

…Suicide rates for American Indians and Alaska Natives are almost double the rates for other Americans. 


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