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Each year, approximately 47,500 people die by suicide in the United States. It is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause for those aged 10-34. Maine falls 20% above the national average and has the highest suicide rate in New England. On average, approximately 227 people in Maine die by suicide each year. These statistics alone are concerning, but the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to further exacerbate the mental health crisis in our state.
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Vannorsdall, Emma, "National Suicide Prevention Month: acknowledging the mental health crisis in Maine" (2021). Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 805.
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