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USA: Suicide Now Trumps Auto Accidents in Deaths

More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes as miserable economy takes its toll

Suicide is a bigger killer than car crashes, according to an alarming new study.

The number of people dying from suicide has drastically increased, while car accident deaths haven lessened, making suicide the leading cause of injury death.

Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear there could be even more going unrecognized, specifically in cases of drug overdose.

'Suicides are terribly under-counted,' said Ian Rockett, author of the study, published on Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health.

'I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead us to believe. We have a situation that has gotten out of hand.'


He added that his goal is to see the same attention paid t

Added: Sep-23-2012 Occurred On: Sep-23-2012
By: stirgy
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