The CQ Researcher (CQ Press) recently posted an informative article entitled Suicide Crisis: Can the rising rate be stemmed? to look at some of the theories behind the increase in the U.S suicide rates. The article provides an overview of what some describe as a “crisis” and explores answers to the questions:

  • Could tougher gun control laws reduce the suicide rate?
  • Does social media increase the risk for suicide?
  • Can “big data” help reduce suicide rates?

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The suicide rate, the number of suicide deaths per 100,000 people — has been rising in the United States since 2000, when it fell to a historic low of 10.4.
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