US suicide rates are the highest since the Second World War, federal health authorities said on Thursday, with the increase being particularly acute among native women.
According to a new report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate was 33% higher in 2017 than in 1999
The increase was observed in males and females, and among all races and ethnic groups. they felt disproportionate to the local Americans and natives of Alaska, especially women in these communities.
For suicidal women, the suicide rate has increased by 139%. For men in the same group, they increased by 71
High values for this group are especially felt by young people, with most suicides affecting those aged 15 to 44. , the highest in white men for both men and women
American Indians have long been facing disproportionately high levels of suicide, especially for young people, compared to other groups in the United States, according to the Indian Health Service. 19659003] "As a result of historical trauma, chronicly underfunded federal programs and disrupted promises by the US government, American Indians face multiple problems that have led to suicide in a crisis, according to the Center for Youth Indian Youth
According to the census The United States, the Indians face the highest levels of poverty in each racist group and have a lower level of high school graduation, more than half of the women in this group reported having been sexually according to the Indian Center for Legal Resources.
The Indians are also facing the highest levels of alcoholism in each racial group that the researchers relate to the arrival of white settlers on their land that brought alcohol and sold them to them. Studies show that people with alcohol addiction have an increased risk of suicide
"Of course, for men and women, alcohol consumption by the individual and family and community members is a major factor," William Kerr, Director of the NIAAA Research Group tion of alcohol, told BuzzFeed News. "The opiate crisis is also part of the picture and this has affected [Native American and Alaska Native] groups, like white non-Latin Americans, rising to levels that are similarly affected by problematic use of personality, family and community."
Kerr said that access to weapons can also increase the risk of suicide as well as increased availability of opioids.
"Basically, to a certain extent, as well as a direct impact on suicide levels, are economic issues, including constant poverty, unemployment and incomplete employment in some parts of the country, particularly
National Prevention of suicides is 1-800-273-8255 Other international suicide phone lines can be found at befrienders.org You can also write TALK to 741741 for free, anonymous 24/7 crisis support in the US from the crisis line.