June 11, 2024
Mental Health | Tea Leaves
  • Gun suicides consistently outstrip gun homicides in the U.S. despite drawing less attention than other forms of gun violence. Suicide rates have increased in the U.S. over the past few decades and become a leading cause of death among young and middle-aged Americans. Gun suicides have outpaced gun homicides for the past 25 years, according to the New York Times. Firearm suicides (27,032) made up more than half of all suicides (49,476) in the U.S. in 2022, per data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yet in a country shaped by gun violence, firearm suicides also outpaced the number of firearm homicides (19,651) in 2022, per the CDC. (Article here)