The Bay State suicide rate has skyrocketed in the last decade, outpacing homicide and car crashes as a leading killer, but it is still below the national average, according to the state Department of Public Health.
Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel’s report stated the suicide rate in 2014 was 40 percent higher than it was in 2004. The department’s figures show that the suicide rate has climbed about 3.1 percent every year since 2004.
There were 608 suicides in Massa
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