Jan 30, 2020 - Health
The U.S. suicide rate is exceptionally high among wealthy nations
The U.S. has the highest suicide rate among wealthy nations, according to a Commonwealth Fund report.
Between the lines: That's potentially because of our high rates of mental illness, inadequate mental health screening, low investments in social services and the cost of mental health care, the researchers said.
Go deeper: Mental health coverage is getting worse
If you have any thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please pick up the phone right now and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.