No, Suicides Don’t Rise During The Holidays

December 12, 2015

According to the CDC, 40,000+ individuals die from suicide each year in the United States.  It is a major epidemic and requires attention from every community so there are efforts at education, resources, outreach, and prevention.  As with anything else, there are discrepancies in the media about suicide and it is often suggested that suicides rates spike during the holiday season. In the Atlantic, Olga Khazan points to research and statistics suggestive that suicides do not rise during holiday season.

Here is a link to the article:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/12/no-suicides-dont-rise-during-the-holidays/419436/