Hot temperatures tied to increase in suicide rates

Scientists have found a disturbing link between suicides and these dangerously hot temperatures we've had.

A study published in the journal "Nature Climate Change" says climate change is making extreme temperatures more intense and more frequent, and could result in an additional 2,100 suicides in the U.S. and Mexico by the year 2050.

Joining us to talk about this is Dr. Danish Ali from UTMB.

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If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text to 741-741

CLICK HERE for the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. Call 1-800-273-TALK for free and confidential emotional support.

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