U.S. Suicide Rate Up Amid Economic Crisis

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•45 Nov 8, 2012

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, the national suicide rate climbed slowly from 1999 to 2007, but then surged more than fourfold between 2008 and 2010, during the depths of the nation’s economic crisis. What do you think?

  • “Makes sense. Nothing boosts morale or whisks your blues away quite like a full-time job.”

    Ingrid Hebenstreit –
    Forest Fire Warden

  • “Aw, hang in there, guys! I’m rich and I’m incredibly happy!”

    Travis Cardinal –
    Film Spooler

  • “It was silly for all those people to kill themselves back then. They should have waited until after the election like me. Goodbye.”

    Jeff Larissa –
    Hammersmith