Official statistics: Suicide rates will rise in the United States in 2021

Official statistics: Suicide rates will rise in the United States in 2021 The suicide rate in the United States increased in 2021, especially among young people, according to data released by health authorities on Friday, after a record decline in the past two years. The number of suicides increased from about 46,000 in 2020 to 47,650 in 2021.  The suicide rate in the United States increased in 2021, especially among young people, according to data released by health authorities on Friday, an increase that ends a downward trend recorded in the past two years.  The number of suicides increased from about 46,000 in 2020 to 47,650 in 2021, according to preliminary figures issued by the US National Center for Health Statistics.  Thus, the suicide rate per 100,000 people decreased from 13.5 in 2020 to 14 last year (+4%). The largest increase was recorded among young people between 15 and 24 years old (an increase of 8%).  And in 2000, after a decade of decline, the United States recorded a record drop in the suicide rate, which reached 10 cases per hundred thousand people.  One of the contributing factors is "the emergence of treatments to help reduce the risk of suicide," Jill Harkavy Friedman, professor at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, told AFP.  But the suicide rate then increased by 35% until 2018. Then in 2019 and 2020, it decreased by about 5%.  It is difficult to explain these recent fluctuations, according to Harkavy Friedmant, who explained: "We will have to look at the long-term trend to understand what the rates currently reflect."  Defining the role of the coronavirus pandemic in particular is complex. During such events, relatives may be more inclined to support each other (which can help prevent suicide), but not over time, according to the foundation.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10 to 34 years.  Data for 2021 also shows that the suicide rate for men was four times higher than that of women, a trend that has been consistent over the years.  Among the reasons put forward: men use more tools that may lead to death, or have more difficulty in seeking help.  These preliminary data do not yet provide details of the race or income of people who die by suicide.  More recently, the United States has set up a hotline with a simple triple number (988) that can be called from people in distress who need help.

The suicide rate in the United States increased in 2021, especially among young people, according to data released by health authorities on Friday, after a record decline in the past two years. The number of suicides increased from about 46,000 in 2020 to 47,650 in 2021.

The suicide rate in the United States increased in 2021, especially among young people, according to data released by health authorities on Friday, an increase that ends a downward trend recorded in the past two years.

The number of suicides increased from about 46,000 in 2020 to 47,650 in 2021, according to preliminary figures issued by the US National Center for Health Statistics.

Thus, the suicide rate per 100,000 people decreased from 13.5 in 2020 to 14 last year (+4%). The largest increase was recorded among young people between 15 and 24 years old (an increase of 8%).

And in 2000, after a decade of decline, the United States recorded a record drop in the suicide rate, which reached 10 cases per hundred thousand people.

One of the contributing factors is "the emergence of treatments to help reduce the risk of suicide," Jill Harkavy Friedman, professor at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, told AFP.

But the suicide rate then increased by 35% until 2018. Then in 2019 and 2020, it decreased by about 5%.

It is difficult to explain these recent fluctuations, according to Harkavy Friedmant, who explained: "We will have to look at the long-term trend to understand what the rates currently reflect."

Defining the role of the coronavirus pandemic in particular is complex. During such events, relatives may be more inclined to support each other (which can help prevent suicide), but not over time, according to the foundation.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10 to 34 years.

Data for 2021 also shows that the suicide rate for men was four times higher than that of women, a trend that has been consistent over the years.

Among the reasons put forward: men use more tools that may lead to death, or have more difficulty in seeking help.

These preliminary data do not yet provide details of the race or income of people who die by suicide.

More recently, the United States has set up a hotline with a simple triple number (988) that can be called from people in distress who need help.
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