Deaths of Despair

A recent study shows that nearly one-half of all premature deaths of adults aged 20 to 55 in the United States are in fact deaths of despair, including intentional drug overdoses. While suicides increased by 17% in the years 1990 to 2016, opioid use disorders increased by nearly 350% according to a study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

If you think someone is at risk call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Another optioin is to talk with a counselor at Both are free and confidential and will connect people to a professional in their area.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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