By: Diane Benjamin
In 2019 McLean County saw a total of 18 suicides. The total for 2020 was 27. That is is 50% increase in one year. 1 more death is under investigation as a probably suicide according to the December report.
Drug overdoses are down from 26 in 2019.
Covid? Lockdowns? Schools closed? Anybody asking why people are killing themselves at a higher rate?
This data came from reports presented by Coroner Kathy Yoder to the McLean County Justice Committee: https://mcleancountyil.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=70