Suicides were down in Minnesota last year, but since 2019 and over the past two decades, the number of suicides in Minnesota has steadily increased, mirroring patterns across the U-S. Tanya Carter with the state Health Department says there is help available for those in need:

“Minnesota has mobile crisis teams in all 87 counties and then we also have the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine that I would encourage everybody and anybody to reach out to at any given time.”

That number is 1-800-273-8255. According to the latest report, 723 Minnesotans died by suicide in 2020–a decrease from 830 in 2019, which was a record number.