The Economist has a couple fascinating articles about why the suicide rate has declined 29% since 2000 (fewer forced marriages, urbanization, some helpful policies):
The hard thing is they are up 18% in the U.S., primarily among older white men without college education in jobs like farming. It's no wonder they got so animated in the last presidential election. Unless I am mistaken, their situation has not improved since the election.
Anyone have ideas for what's to be done? When self-driving arrives, are we going to see a spike among transportation workers?