Suicide is preventable, and hospitals and doctors are finally catching up
Suicide is complex, and it's not clear what's driving the rise, but experts speculate that many factors may be contributing, including high rates of drug abuse, stress and social isolation. It's an expensive problem too. Attempted and completed suicides cost the U.S. up to $94 billion per year in lost work and medical expenses. But a new approach is starting to yield positive results. For all the disparate reasons people die by suicide, they tend to have something in common: Research suggests that 83% visit some kind of doctor in the year before their death.
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