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The Alarming Rise Of Suicides In America

Bloomberg's data journalism team has a piece out titled, "How Americans Die" and it's about the growing and diminishing death trends in America.

The most alarming thing about this piece, and probably a topic that is grossly under-discussed, is the upward trend in suicide rates throughout America.

Standard of living, productivity, and technology have all been increasing over the years. Americans are said to have the best way of life. It is the country of opportunity and freedom.

But the chart shown below supports none of those claims. It shows that suicide rates for every age demographic in the U.S. has been steadily increasing since 1970: