If you have suffered with mental and emotional turmoil related to long-term involuntary unemployment, you & # 39; you think it is a low point of your life. But the job can & # 39; is so stressful, so many workers choose to end their lives. Some occupations, results, can make life more difficult, and Centers & # 39; Control and Prevention of Diseases of the United States (CDC) have the statistics to prove it.
Looking at data from 17 states for the year 2015, that the CDC researchers found that the working group with the highest rate of & # 39; suicide for men was "construction and extraction" which includes construction workers, carpenters, mastini and the like: the rate was 53.2 per 100,000 people. That number is startling compared to the US rate of & # 39; suicide in general (13.42 suicides per 100,000 people).
For women, the job category with the highest & # 39; suicide rate was "art, design, entertainment, sports and media" b & # 39; & # 39 rate; 15.6 per 100,000. That is actually the same category saw the largest jump (47 percent) in & # 39; male suicides from 2012 to 2015, and includes work-related jobs such as artwork, reporting & # 39; news, tattoos and even professional athletes. During that same period & # 39; time, the most dramatic increase in female suicides occurred in "food preparation and related categories served", the group that includes jobs like baristas, chefs and managers restaurant.
The occupational categories with the lowest rates & # 39; suicide were "education, training and library" for men and "installation, maintenance and repair" for women. The CDC has issued this report on 16 & # 39; November, 2018.
The US rates & # 39; suicide in general increased by & # 39; step to mental health experts warning. Since the beginning of & # 39; this century, suicide in the working age population (16 to 64) increased by & # 39; 34 percent, and each year more than 44,000 people ran life, typically with & # 39; firearms. The CDC sees the workplace – where most adults spend their days – as a starting point to identify suicidal tendencies hoping to find ways to convert.
The CDC did not identify the exact causes of the reasons that these categories were at the top of the list, and wrote that "the identification of the specific role that occupational factors can & # 39; a risk & # 39; suicide is complicated;) and non & # 39; work (eg. a conflict & # 39; relationship) associated with & # 39; psychological distress and suicide. the relationship between occupation and suicide can & # 39; shaken by & # 39; access to lethal means at work and socioeconomic factors such as low income and education. "
However, the CDC noted that the work place is not utilized to prevent & # 39; suicide. People can be trained there to recognize the signs of & # 39; suicide and refer to others for support. Improving working conditions and reducing stress at work can also reduce attempts & # 39; suicide.
If you or someone you know is showing signs of & # 39; suicidal thinking or behavior, you & # 39; contact Fisheries Level Prevention National Suicide for help at 1-800-273-8255.