New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database show that the number of rifle deaths has reached its highest level in nearly 40 years The United States died in 2017 of a gunshot wound. According to the data, there were 14,542 murders and 23,854 suicides.
Christine Cauffield, CEO of Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems, describes the high suicide rate as a "silent illness".
"Persons committing suicide – when autopsies are performed, they definitely have one or more substances in their body at the time of suicide," Cauffield said.
She said those who take their own lives tend to fit in with the same population group.
"We are seeing a real surge in suicides, especially among men who are 60 years or older," Cauffield said in Nation 50 when it comes to funding health resources.
She said that more money would go a long way.
"It can certainly reduce the waiting list, it can improve access to services for the people who desperately need people; We need more beds for the beds, "said Cauffield.
Cauffield said there was hope in the form of drugs and therapies, but it started with an important step.
" It is so important to inform people How You Feel ", said Cauffield.
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