What’s Killing America’s White Men? Suicides, Twice the Number of Homicides | BBC News

Every year, nearly 45,000 people in America kill themselves. That is more than twice the number that die in homicides, and the numbers are increasing. There is one group in particular causing this spike – white, middle aged men. India Rakusen goes to Montana, where suicide rates are double the national average, to find out what drives so many of these men to despair and taking their own lives.

In America, nearly 45,000 people kill themselves, which is more than twice the number that die in homicides.

In Montana suicide rates are double the national average.

In Missoula, Montana there has been a 50 percent increase in suicides in the last five years.

People who lose someone to suicide are three times more likely to commit suicide themselves.

White middle-aged men have the highest suicide rate in the United States.

Guns are involved in the most common method of suicide among American men.

Alcohol exponentially increases the risk of suicide.

Loneliness is a strong factor involved in suicide.

Montana has the fastest increase in income disparity.

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