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Suicide Stats, Addiction Stats – But Not A Lot Of Solutions

The past few days, the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study on suicide has grabbed headlines. There has been a dramatic increase in the suicide rate over the past decade. The age-adjusted suicide death rate increased 23% between 2006 and 2017—increasing from 11 deaths per 100,000 people to 14 deaths per 100,000.
On top of this increase, there has been a consistent decline in the average life expectancy in the U.S. for the past three years. Life expectancy at birth …

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