MinnPost: Minnesota’s suicide rate continues to rise, and it’s higher in Greater Minnesota than the metro

EXCERPT: “Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came out with some troubling news: Average life expectancy has declined for the third consecutive year in the United States, in part due to a rise in suicides. In 2017, 783 Minnesotans died by suicide. At 13.8 per 100,000 residents, Minnesota’s suicide rate is nearly on par with the national rate, 14 deaths per 100,000 residents, and the two numbers are rising in tandem. That Minnesota’s suicide rate remains high is hardly a surprise: it’s been on a slow, steady rise for nearly two decades. But the problem isn’t spread out evenly across the state: While suicide rates for men increased in the metro area, overall, suicide rates are significantly higher outside the Twin Cities metro, where it’s often harder for people to access mental health services.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2PK5AEr