CDC: US Suicides Abroad Are Fourth-Leading Cause Of Death From Non-Natural Causes.

USA Today (5/5, Stoller) reported that suicides committed by Americans in foreign countries are “the fourth-leading cause of death abroad from non-natural causes after road accidents, homicides and drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” A USA Today “analysis of State Department statistics — which show only the date and city where a suicide occurred — found that a suicide abroad is reported an average of every 2½ to three days.” But, “in reality, American suicides abroad are probably much more frequent. The State Department says many American deaths abroad — regardless of cause — are not reported to it.” The most number of American suicides occur in Mexico.

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— “Suicide: The fourth-leading cause of American deaths abroad,” Gary Stoller, USA Today, May 5, 2012.

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