Suicides Dropped Nearly 6% During The Pandemic
A decline in suicides was also experienced during the influenza epidemic that started in 1918.
There's been a jump in the number of Americans feeling depressed and anxious, substance abuse has risen, and gun sales have increased. Suicide rates, however, have not followed suit.
According to the CDC, suicides were down almost 6% last year, the sharpest decline in four decades.
Two members of SASS-MoKan (Suicide Awareness Survivor Support) talked about what could explain the reduction.