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Monnat Comments on Increase in US Suicide Rates in Grid Article

October 14, 2022


Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat

Suicide in the U.S. increased in 2021 said federal health officials in September. The increase, which reinforces a long-term trend, comes after two years of declines amid the global covid pandemic.

“There might be a small drop in one or two years, but the long-term trend has been an increase,” says Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology and Lerner Chair in Public Health Promotion and Population Health. The key question this raises is “what is it about the U.S. context that makes so many people not want to live,” she says. “And what is it about our context that is driving that number higher?”

Read more in the Grid article, "U.S. suicide rates rose again in 2021, ending a brief decline during the covid pandemic."

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