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Suicide Rates on the Rise in Connecticut

New Haven County had the highest suicide rates in the state in 2011, according to the New Haven Register.

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is reporting that the state's actual suicide rates have been increasing over the past five years to more than one per day, according to the New Haven Register.

There were 371 suicides in Connecticut in 2011, which is considered low when compared to other states, but represents the highest rate in the past 22 years when compared to previous figures reported by the medical examiner.

New Haven County had 99 suicides in 2011, followed by 87 in Hartford County and 64 in Fairfield County. Counties with smaller populations had lower suicide rates: New London had 40 suicides in 2011, followed by 28 in Middlesex, 25 in Litchfield, 15 in Windham and eight in Tolland.

Last fall, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in the U.S. among adults 18 and older in 2008 and 2009.

 

Brigitte Grisanti April 30, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Hi! Problems like bullying,peer-pressure and the over economy is tough on anybody.You have to have a good support group around you to get through the bad times. Thanks BRIGITTE GRISANTI
Jane Powell May 09, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Jesus said "I am the way the truth and the life" If we can call out to him he comes to us to give us rest. Pray like he is your best friend and he makes himself known, Its the only hope in a world like this. He is coming back soon!
Kate June 26, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Eat me, Jane.
MS January 09, 2013 at 10:16 PM
This is a serious problem among our young people. Too much stress, exposed to too much too early, peer pressure, but parent pressure is up at the top of the list, especially in Fairfield County. Keep up with the Jones...bragging rights. Maybe we should be ok with our kids not going to college if they don't want to, or going to a community college instead of running all over kingdom come looking at ivy league campuses. The children of baby boomers and after have too much pressure to succeed at an early age. I'm feeling more and more we need to go back to simpler times with less demands on our children. This is such a sad state of events. My heart goes out to the families and to those children who just couldn't go on in this world.

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