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COVID-19 brings a ‘perfect storm’ of suicide risk factors: economic stress, isolation, gun sales

22 Apr 2020

A new report in ‘JAMA Psychiatry’ says that COVID-19 has brought with it a “perfect storm” of risk factors for suicide.

Researchers are raising alarms about high suicide risks during the pandemic. A new report in JAMA Psychiatry says that COVID-19 has brought with it a “perfect storm” of risk factors: social isolation, low community support, limited treatment access, nationwide anxiety, increased firearm sales, and poor seasonal timing (suicide rates tend to peak in late spring and early summer).

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