Chronic Pain and Suicide

Of 123 181 suicide decedents included in the study, 10 789 (8.8%) had evidence of chronic pain, and the percentage increased from 7.4% in 2003 to 10.2% in 2014. More than half (53.6%) of suicide decedents with chronic pain died of firearm-related injuries and 16.2% by opioid overdose.

Source article here.

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Teen Girl Suicides Doubled Since 2007, Hitting a 40-Year High | American Council on Science and Health

Source: Teen Girl Suicides Doubled Since 2007, Hitting a 40-Year High | American Council on Science and Health

Source: Suicides in Rural America Increased More than 40% in 16 Years | American Council on Science and Health

Two good articles on a disturbing trend.

Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply – NPR

Jobs with greatest risk include law enforcement, firefighting and protective services, such as private detectives and security guards. The suicide rate for the group was 1.5 per million workers per year over the study period. The vast majority of these suicides (84 percent) involved firearms. Easy access to guns for some and the high stress in these jobs may both play roles in the workers’ decisions about suicide.

via Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply : Shots – Health News : NPR.