Mapping Suicide Deaths Across the United States

The Washington Post released a graphic illustrating the data presented in a new study by a team of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. The graphic depicts a 30 percent rise in suicides between 1999 and 2016.

Researchers hope that mapping suicide rates by county provides greater clarity in describing geographic patterns of suicide and contributes to a better understanding of changes in suicide rates over time. Findings may inform more targeted prevention efforts, as well as future research on community-level risk and protective factors related to suicide mortality.

Read the full article by the Washington Post HERE.