The U.S. Suicide Rate Is at Its Highest in a Half-Century

With the rise of mental illness in America it is no surprise there has been a rise in suicide. Men have often been considered an at-risk group for suicide, and it has been apparent as to exactly why until fairly recently. In this article by Jared Keller at Pacific Standard Magazine delves into some of the latest statistics regarding suicide rates in the United States. The article reveals a shocking pattern the shows not only has the rate of suicides increased, but it is currently the highest it has ever been recorded in the United States.