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Life Arts    H3'ed 3/28/21

Suicide Rates Have Not Risen During the Pandemic

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From the earliest days of the pandemic there was concern that suicide would rise. It wasn’t hard to see where the risks might come from: anxiety about infection, isolation, disrupted care, domestic violence, alcohol, recession. Actual figures, though, took months to appear. Now we have reports from several countries, based on national or state-level suicide data. They come from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Peru, Norway and Sweden—high income countries in most cases—and they carry a consistent message. Suicide rates have not risen.

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