As Suicide Rates Spike, New AI Platform Could ‘Fill The Gap’ In Mental Health Care

  • After a two-year decline, U.S. suicide rates spiked again in 2021, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Suicide is now the 11th leading cause of death in the country — and the second among people between 10 and 35 years of age and fifth among those aged 35 to 54, per the report.
  • As the need for mental health care escalates, the U.S. is struggling with a shortage of providers.