The nation's suicide rate ticked upward in 2017. There were more than 2.8 million deaths in the United States last year.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention says more than 47,000 of those deaths were ruled suicides.
That number is up from nearly 45,000 suicides in America from 2016. The C.D.C. says the nation's suicide rate has not been this high in fifty years.
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