Axios: Suicide Rates By State


“Suicide is the nation’s 10th-leading cause of death, and suicide rates have increased in almost every state since the turn of the century, according to data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Be smart: More than half of the people that committed suicide didn’t have a diagnosed mental health condition, per the CDC. Many causes of suicide include factors like job, money, or legal stresses, relationship problems, substance abuse, loss, and more.

25 states saw an increase in suicide by more than 30%.

The rates of increase largely varied. For example, there was an increase of 6% in Delaware, compared to a 57% increase in North Dakota

In 2016, 45,000 Americans 10 years or older committed suicide, according to the CDC …”


The current suicide rate in Washington, DC is 6.9%. There are fewer people committing suicide in DC than anywhere in the country.

The Goldilocks economy is booming in North Dakota. This is due to fracking in the oil fields. The suicide rate in North Dakota is 20.9% though and is up 57.6% in the current economic boom going on there. North Dakota is ranked #14 in suicide while DC is ranked #51.

What are the top ten states for suicide? Montana is #1, Alaska is #2, Wyoming is #3, New Mexico is #4, Utah is #5, Idaho is #6, Oklahoma is #7, Colorado is #8, Nevada is #9, South Dakota is #10. The people who are committing suicide are White males in rural Western states.

New York is #49 in the country. Mississippi is #36. This fits with my perception of Mississippi which is that it is full of poor, but also deeply rooted and relatively happy White and black people.

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  1. “The people who are committing suicide are White males in rural Western states.”

    Which is why they’ll be ignored by the media, which focuses almost exclusively on “America®.” That being only those sixteen states that went to war against Dixie in 1860, and the Jewtopia that extends from Philadelphia to Boston. But not foreign places like Wyoming or Mississippi.

  2. The only area in the United States that I want to see suicide rates spike is Washington, DC.

    Not really.

    I also want to see them off the charts in such areas like Wall Street, Hollywood and its surrounding areas, San Francisco/Oakland, The City of London, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Buckingham Palace, Zurich/Geneva, etc.

  3. Suicides are relatively rare here in Midtown Manhattan. There’s just too much going on to get all depressed. I lived for a while in some of those suicide-prone states and I like it much better here in the Big Bagel.

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