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11 States with the Highest Suicide Rates in America

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Be informed and aware of these 11 states with the highest suicide rates in America. Even for developed countries like America suicide remains a persistent problem. There are many causes that can drive one to suicide but it is often due to a combination of multiple factors. Suicide is a very dangerous result of extreme depression that causes one to abandon his/her sense of value of life. Some people use it as a means to escape their current situation though it is never truly a solution. It will only cause more problems especially for loved ones.

Suicide can be a very sensitive issue and people rarely speak up about it. That’s why it is something that’s very hard to predict or prevent. It is also because the conscious decision to take one’s life is often done without consulting other people. Often times, people like this just need someone to relate to or someone to encourage them. Due to suicide’s close ties to depression, you’ll find that the 11 Countries with the Highest Depression Rates in the World have a direct relation to rates of suicide. Psychological and emotional issues are very important in the culture of the US as people will spend a large amount of money in order to help them feel well again.

States with the Highest Suicide Rates in America


This list is compiled and ranked by Insider Monkey using studies done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The last complete study of suicide rates was done in 2013. The numbers you see here is the rate of suicides per 100,000 people in the state. Let’s find out what the 11 states with the highest suicide rates in America are:

11. Oklahoma

Suicide Rate per 100,000: 17.3

A lot of effort in Oklahoma has been done in order to lessen suicide rates in the state. They’ve recently established a program that includes a website and a hotline that youths and other people may access. The Youth Suicide Prevention Act has been in effect in the state since 2001.

States with the Highest Suicide Rates in America - Oklahoma

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