High Altitude Linked to Suicide Risk: Study

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People living at an elevation of 6,500 feet above sea level appear to face a one-third higher risk for suicide than those living at sea level.

For years, researchers have observed that U.S. suicide rates appear to be highest among residents of the so-called “Intermountain West” region of the country. Now, fresh research points to a possible explanation: high altitudes.

 

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