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U.S. suicide rates rise in 2021, reversing two years of decline – Reuters

(CNN) – Last year, a homeowner stopped by Patrick John’s home in the Salt Lake City area to replace a broken dishwasher. John was always a bit shy around people he didn’t know well, but he greeted his guest with the warmth for which he was known and loved. While replacing the dishwasher, they discovered …

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Young adults in California are experiencing alarming rates of anxiety and depression, survey finds

Young adults in California are experiencing alarming rates of anxiety and depression, survey finds

Young adults in California are experiencing mental health problems at alarming rates, survey finds, with more than three-quarters reporting anxiety in the past year, more than half depression , 31% suicidal thoughts and 16% self-harm. commissioned by the California Endowment. The figures reflect a years-long trend of deteriorating mental health among young people that has …

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Travel insurance rates are rising.  Here are 10 ways to save money now

Travel insurance rates are rising. Here are 10 ways to save money now

Longtail Boat Exploration – Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand Getty Alex Gillard hesitated before taking out expensive travel insurance for his visit to Thailand. And he’s glad he did. Thailand requires visitors to have insurance, but the policy offered on the government site costs $57 for a week’s stay. So before …

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Fearing potential future increases, Florida roofers call for workers' pay rates to be frozen

Fearing potential future increases, Florida roofers call for workers’ pay rates to be frozen

Florida employers will see reductions in their workers’ compensation rates for the coming year, but it remains to be seen how much of the rate cut demanded by Florida’s top insurance regulator remains to be determined. While the National Compensation Insurance Council (NCCI) proposed an average rate reduction of 8.4% reporting strong outlook for 2023, …

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Texas women face higher rates of poverty, due to policy choices and systemic barriers

Texas women face higher rates of poverty, due to policy choices and systemic barriers

The Texas Women’s Foundation has been drawing attention to the economic issues facing women in Texas for years, focusing on four “pillars” that produce financial security: education, childcare, insurance illness and housing. Dena Jackson, the foundation’s chief strategy officer, said these day-to-day issues haven’t always received the attention they deserve. But the pandemic has changed …

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Guns lead to rising suicide rates in US cities

Guns lead to rising suicide rates in US cities

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it brings bad news about the relationship between guns and suicide. The first-ever city-level analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data on firearm deaths found that the rate of firearm suicides increased by 11% between 2014 and 2020. Firearm homicide rates also increased over the …

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