A few days before I sat down with President Joe Biden at the White House to talk about grief, I sat in my basement going through a box of photographs of my brother, Carter, who died by suicide in 1988, when he was 23 years old.
Visits to the ER with suicidal thoughts increased 59% from ’16-17 to ’19-’21. There was a corresponding increase in cases in which suicidal ideation was the principal diagnosis
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He believed he had nothing left to live for. “I was ready to end my life, I was ready,” he told The Sun.