A recently released state study shows the suicide rate in Alaska has jumped 13% in recent years. Suicide was the leading cause of death among Alaskans aged 10–64 years and is the sixth leading cause of death overall in Alaska.
During 2012–2017, Alaska’s suicide rate was either the first or second highest in the nation.
The most commonly documented incident characteristics included proven/suspected alcohol intoxication, current depressed mood, and intimate partner problems.
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