Suicide Fact-Check: What Does Marital Status Have to Do with It?

We’ve been led to believe that marrying protects us from wanting to take our own lives. I looked at the data.

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Ever since I started studying single life, there is a name that has been tossed at me with some regularity: Emile Durkheim. He was the French sociologist who in 1897 said…