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Global suicide rates did not increase at the beginning of the pandemic, study finds – NBC News

Global suicide rates did not increase at the start of the pandemic, according to a new study, despite evidence that depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts were…

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Global suicide rates did not increase during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry, despite evidence that depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts were all heightened.
The study of 21 countries, including the United States, examined suicide trends from April 1-July 31, 2020. In most places, including many areas of the U.S., suicide rates were flat or even declined.
While these findings are hopeful, lead study author Jane Pirkis,…

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