Study Finds Positive Association Between Number Of Suicides On A Particular Day And Hours Of Sunshine

TIME (9/11, Oaklander) reports that research published in JAMA Psychiatry “found a positive association between the number of suicides on a particular day and the hours of sunshine—meaning sunny days saw more suicides.” Investigators “compared 69,462 suicides that occurred in Austria between 1970 and 2010 to hours of sunshine during that day.”

Newsweek (9/11, Bekiempis) reports that the researchers also found that “the effects of sunlight were not limited to the day of suicide along; a string of sunny days often ended in tragedy, according to the data in Austria.”

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— “The Link Between Sunny Days and Suicide,” Mandy Oaklander, Time, September 10, 2014.

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