Sarah Burgard

Burgard on economic downturns and rise in US suicides

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Looking at factors in rising suicide rates across America, this piece cites Sarah Burgard's work on the effects of financial instability on mental health and mortality. Burgard says here: “Research for many years and across social and health science fields has demonstrated a strong relationship between economic downturns and an increase in deaths due to suicide.”

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"Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows" - Washington Post. 6/7/2018.

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