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Old 11-10-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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ATLANTA More adults in the Midwest and West have suicidal thoughts than people in the rest of the country, but Rhode Island leads in suicide attempts, according to the first government study of its kind.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, released Thursday, presents a different look at suicide in America one that focuses on suicide in the planning stages.

"This report highlights that we have opportunities to intervene before someone dies by suicide. We can identify risks and take action before a suicide attempt takes place," said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, in a statement.

Overall, the Midwest and West had significantly higher rates of suicide contemplation than the South and Northeast. Researchers say they don't have any data to explain why some states or regional were different than others.

Utah had the highest rate of serious thoughts of suicide (1 in 15 adults) while Rhode Island was at the top of the range for planning a suicide (1 in 36) and suicide attempts (1 in 67).................................



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-w...uicide-states/
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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There were some people on C-D once who said they saw research that said people who live in denser areas, like the Northeast, tend to have lower rates of suicide and they said that it was because there is more community involvement and higher liklihood of interaction with people. When I mean Northeast I mean places like Boston, NYC, Philly or things like that. In the midwest or western states their built enviornment can affect how they are, and their car-based sprawling suburbs tend not to be as community oriented and they have less chances to meet people. I don't know how true such studies were, but I did read somewhere that social interaction which is more common in dense cities than low density suburbs helps to offset rates of suicide.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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There were some people on C-D once who said they saw research that said people who live in denser areas, like the Northeast, tend to have lower rates of suicide and they said that it was because there is more community involvement and higher liklihood of interaction with people. When I mean Northeast I mean places like Boston, NYC, Philly or things like that. In the midwest or western states their built enviornment can affect how they are, and their car-based sprawling suburbs tend not to be as community oriented and they have less chances to meet people. I don't know how true such studies were, but I did read somewhere that social interaction which is more common in dense cities than low density suburbs helps to offset rates of suicide.


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Old 11-10-2011, 02:21 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The western states have the highest suicide rates. No one really knows why. There's lots of specualtion.

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