Google searches during pandemic hint at future increase in suicide

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 17:10 in Psychology & Sociology

U.S. Google searches for information about financial difficulties and disaster relief increased sharply in March and April compared to pre-pandemic times, while googling related to suicide decreased, researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found. Because previous research has shown that financial distress is strongly linked to suicide mortality, the researchers fear that the […]

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