Suicide rates drop in big cities

With more social connections, people may be less inclined to take their own lives

SUICIDE IN THE CITY  Big Brazilian cities (São Paulo, shown) tend to have lower suicide rates than smaller cities. A larger pool of social connections in bigger cities could help sustain city dwellers’ mental health.

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