There's a Suicide Epidemic in Utah And One Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows Why
Joyce Park stashed this in Brain injury
I did not know Utah had one of the highest rates of depression and suicide, despite proximity to beautiful nature and strong social ties -- two things which are often protective against depression.
"Altitude has an impact on our brain chemistry, specifically that it changes the levels of serotonin and dopamine, two key chemicals in the brain that help regulate our feelings of happiness."
By that logic shouldn't Colorado also have similar properties?
Did you look at the map in the article? Colorado is definitely in the western suicide belt.