Patterns show places where people who intend to kill themselves go—and give health workers better chances to stop them. Read the rest of this article at Scientific American…

For example, data revealed a surprising number of suicides at hotels and motels. They also showed a number of those who killed themselves had experienced eviction or foreclosure or had a medical visit within weeks or days of their death. And the information revealed that people in crisis regularly turn their pets over to an animal shelter.

Image: Epidemiologist Kimberly Repp found data in medical examiner reports to reduce suicides. Credit: Adam Wickham KHN