Minnesota suicides and other ‘preventable deaths’ rose again in 2017 – Star Tribune

Suicide deaths in Minnesota rose by 5 percent in 2017, continuing a trend that began in 2000 and reaching a record level, according to data released Monday by the Minnesota Health Department. The state recorded 783 suicides in 2017. The suicide rate among men increased 9 percent while the rate among women fell 10 percent. Overall, the rate for men is four times higher than for women. Deaths from opioid overdoses also increased in 2017, rising 12 percent to 422, while deaths attributed to alcohol-related causes dropped slightly to 636, the Health Department said. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said ...

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