Recent Changes in Suicide Rates by Race and Ethnicity and Age Group

February 10, 2023

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a data brief on changes in suicide rates between 2018 and 2021 by race and ethnicity and age group. The data show disparities in suicide rates among populations by race and ethnicity and age group in the context of a rise in overall suicide rates. These findings reinforce the need for a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide, especially in communities that are disproportionately affected.