DARKE COUNTY - Even though it’s been said that suicides occur during the holiday season, there are plenty who will disagree.
It’s apparently a myth, but something that no one should ignore.
“It is not true,” said Chris Ballas, M.D., Health Guide. “There is a well-known reduction in the suicide rate on major public holidays, including non-religious,. Many studies in different Western countries have found the drop is even more pronounced during the Christmas to New Year’s stretch.
According to him, men’s suicide rates jump significantly after New Year’s, but women’s suicide rates don’t jump up.