Suicide rates drop during pandemic, new research indicates

The mental health toll sustained by Americans during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic was undeniable, but researchers found a silver lining: the nation’s suicide rate actually dropped. So what reversed what was expected to be an upward trend? Jacob Rich, a health and drug policy researcher with Reason Foundation, joined Jim on The Final 5o to look at the new numbers and offer some insight as to what may have helped.

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