Just the other day, I heard someone on the radio declare that suicides are more common around Christmastime.


But it’s not true, as we see HERE:


While the popular assumption is that holidays are a risk factor for suicide, people aren’t really any more likely to kill themselves around the holidays than any other time of year…[I]n a study from the United States, the number of suicides within a 35-year period did not increase before, during or after holidays – including birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, or the Fourth of July…


Interestingly, in the United States, psychiatric visits ...

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Just the other day, I heard someone on the radio declare that suicides are more common around Christmastime.

But it’s not true, as we see HERE:

While the popular assumption is that holidays are a risk factor for suicide, people aren’t really any more likely to kill themselves around the holidays than any other time of year…[I]n a study from the United States, the number of suicides within a 35-year period did not increase before, during or after holidays – including birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, or the Fourth of July…

Interestingly, in the United States, psychiatric visits ...

Read more