Beyond Blue

My fellow Beliefnet blogger David Gibson has written an interesting post on the “myth” of holiday suicide rates based on a story by Jim Nichols of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:

Researchers have consistently debunked the old saw for at least 20 years. In fact, statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics show that nationally December has the lowest suicide rate of any month of the year. In Cuyahoga County over the last 10 years, suicides are far more common in May than in November or December, two months that sit smack in the middle of the pack in terms of suicide prevalence.

David’s post is worth reading. You can find it by clicking here.

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