CDC: Suicide Rate for Indigenous Women Soars as Nationwide Rate Hits Post-WWII High

HeadlineJun 21, 2019

In health news, U.S. suicide rates have reached the highest level since World War II. The overall suicide rate has jumped by 33% since 1999. The crisis is most severe in indigenous communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate for indigenous women has increased by 139%. For indigenous men, the rate is up 71%.

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