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U.S. Suicide Rates Hit 30-Year High

HeadlineApr 22, 2016

Suicide rates in the U.S. have hit a 30-year high, with particularly high surges in the rates for women and middle-aged people. Researchers said the spikes could be linked to a drug epidemic among white Americans and increasing economic instability. Harvard professor Robert Putnam said, “This is part of the larger emerging pattern of evidence of the links between poverty, hopelessness and health.”

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