Is Suicide Risk Increasing During the COVID Pandemic? What’s Going on and What Do We Know?

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is the federal system that checks available records to determine if a prospective firearm purchaser is legally permitted to receive a firearm.
Source: Conner A, Azrael D, Miller M. “Suicide Case-Fatality Rates in the United States, 2007 to 2014: A Nationwide Population-Based Study.” Ann Intern Med. 2019

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