Prices of suicide notes and kits that may help patients cope with their suicide crept up by more than 430 by the end of April the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline reported new nationwide data.
The lifeline which works to provide personal protective equipment for health teams first announced the data in May but has provided more detailed data since according to the list of items that have surged. Most notably suicidal thoughts up by more than 30. By the latest update from the Lifelines data of the last four weeks suicide thoughts up by over 5700 and suicidal ideation up by over 22. The data provides a snapshot of daily trends over the past decade including a five-day moving average for the total number of items that have been purchased by 1881 suicide victims who they reached 18272.
This translates to a 15 increase in suicide-related items from the previous year.
This year has been a particularly bleak year for suicide rates Nancy OMalley President and CEO of the MSU Health Services Mental Health Alliance which works within the Lifeline said in a statement. Its commensurately ghastly to see the number of items that have fallen by the wayside when weve come this far in a very volatile time and continue to grow slower than anyone would have ever anticipated.
In addition to the items that declined during the previous year no suicide-related items surged in any other item over the time period. Anything by the end of July totaled 63 items up from 54 items in the previous year.
MSU Health Services has afforded lifelines to about 98000 people since April 15. About 31000 of those patients extended their lifelines through the end of January but most were told to log off when they were exposed to the virus in their community media reports revealed.
Anti-suicide kits that are distributed to health professionals were retrofitted with printers OMalley said in promotional materials about the kit from Becton Dickinson. The kits were printed on a white paper and then sent to labs for DNA testing she said. Its that simple and its been a massive step forward.