How does temperature affect mental health?

This article in Medical News Today begins:

“According to a recent study, there is an association between hotter temperatures and an increase both in the number of hospital visits for mental health reasons and in suicide rates.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and globally.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2017, suicide claimed the lives of 47,173 people in the U.S., which is more than double the number of homicides.

Of course, behind every suicide, there is a convoluted, interlinked web of causal factors.

Unpicking the vast array of potential risk factors that can link to suicide is challenging work.

A group of scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo, is interested in the role of climate. The investigators recently published the results of their latest study in the Journal of Health Economics …”

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