Suicide in People of Color and Youths is Increasing.

The pandemic negatively affected people with the loss of life, the absence of loved ones, being unemployed, and in general instability.

A study published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found that overall suicide rates decreased by 3% between 2019 and 2020. However, during the same period suicide rates among Hispanic men rose by 5% and in young people between 10 and 14 years old by 13%.

“There has been a very big push to raise awareness on suicide and how to prevent suicide and spotting the signs…”

Sally Curtin, M.A., at NCHS.

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