Washtenaw County Health Department releases suicide report on data through 2023

Recent data from the Washtenaw County Health Department’s suicide report shows some promising trends and other areas of concern. As the county website reported:

“Suicides among young people have been of concern in Washtenaw County for several years. Preliminary data from 2023 suggest a hopeful trend that the suicide rate may be decreasing among this population. However, recent data show a concerning rise in suicide completions and attempts among older adults. 

Though overall local suicide completions appear to be trending down, the rate of suicide attempts has increased in recent years. This increase in attempts is not equal for all subgroups: rates of suicide attempts among people under 25 have been declining since 2021 but attempt rates have increased among adults 25-44 years old and 65+ years old.”

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