Here’s Why Experts Think Suicides Dropped During The Pandemic
The suicide rates in the US have been on a steady climb for decades, inching up nearly every year since 1999. In 2020, however, rates and numbers dropped by 3% overall, according to a report released in November from the National Center for Health Statistics.
There was a noticeable drop, 14%, in April 2020, when many cities began declaring pandemic-related lockdowns.
The year was rife with economic uncertainty, job loss, and grief due to the pandemic, protests over systemic racism, and a contentious presidential election. Income and job stress can be suicide...