Suicide Rates In America Are Up. By A Lot.
Overall suicide rates have climbed 24 percent in the U.S., and women have seen the most dramatic increase.By Ben Lawson | April 22, 2016
The number of suicides in the U.S. has been steadily rising since 1999, especially among women.
Between 1999 and 2014, the overall suicide rate climbed 24 percent, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's a rate of 13 per 100,000 people.
While rates for males remained higher, suicide among females rose 45 percent.