In Minnesota, the suicide rate increased by 48% compared to the national average of 37% from 2000-2018. Although Minnesota’s suicide rate is the 12th lowest among the states, it had the 18th highest rate of increase:

“The largest increase in suicide death rates that we found since 2000 was children ages 10-to-14 and their suicide death rate was the lowest of all the groups we looked at it nearly doubled.”

Colin Planalp is a senior research fellow at the U of M’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) and lead author of the report.