a look at suicide trend rates over time

AFSP: Understanding and Preventing Suicide Through Research, Education and Advocacy

http://www.afsp.org

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
look how the number of suicides decreased year by year until 2000, and then began rising steadily until the most recent year for which data is available. what does that say about where we’re headed in this country? our troops are now being given nasal spray inhalers which are supposed to suppress their suicidal urges. have i read that more of them die by their own hand than in combat these days? are some or many of these people, not only the troops but the rest of the population represented in this graph, essentially making their stand with patrick henry? “give me liberty or give me death!”
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UPDATE:
according to http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_06.pdf
the 2011 suicide rate dropped 0.8% to 12.3 / 100,000. still at historical highs.
pretty sure 2012 numbers aren’t crunched yet… the 2011 data weren’t published until oct 2012.
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