Suicide Rates are Rising, Especially in Rural America


Across all counties from 1999 to 2016, suicide rates increased 41% over the 20-year study period. However, from 2014 to 2016, rural suicide rates were 22 per 100,000 people — in large metropolitan areas, it was 17.6 per 100,000. The most common suicides were of white men between 45 to 54 years old.  Read more.