The suicide rate in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to anew report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers say increasing drug use may be one of the contributing factors.
The economy is another possible factor in the increasing suicide rate, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Suicide is the tenth-leading cause of death in the United States, the report notes. The suicide rate continued to increase in the first half of 2015, the CDC found in a separate study. There were more suicides among men than women, but the suicide rate for women increased faster during the study period.