Imjetta, here is a quote from the article:
"According to the National Violent Death Reporting System, a surveillance system run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Utah and other states in the Rockies consistently have the highest suicide rates in the country aside from Alaska."
Colorado is in the Rockies, is it not?
Several years ago I looked at the map of suicide levels and altitude and thought that they were correlated. Glad to see a good scientific study that explains my initial hypotheses. I have to sleep with an oxygen concentrator when I'm in Idaho and Utah but don't need it when I travel to lower altitudes. Thank you so much for this article.
I'm not buying it. I lived in Colorado for 10 years, my house was at 6,000 ft. If this theory were valid, most of Colorado would be feeling the same effects.
I can believe this...as I have been all over the world high mountains and low levels ..I get horrible headaches as I go up higher and one time had to go down immediately and until I got lower I was able to function...I once asked a dr if it was the pressure and he said no...as you go higher there is less gravity pull that is when you are flying in an air plane...mountains im not sure...this is a really good study..I have a genetic depressive and anxiety disorder already..so its good im living in texas....
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