Correlating heatwaves and relative humidity with suicide (fatal intentional self‑harm)

Empirical evidence suggests that the effects of anthropogenic climate change, and heat in particular, could have a significant impact on mental health. This article investigates the correlation between heatwaves and/or relative humidity and suicide (fatal intentional self-harm) on a global scale. The covariance between  heat/humidity and suicide was modelled using a negative binomial Poisson regression[…]

Correlating heatwaves and relative humidity with suicide (fatal intentional self-harm)

Empirical evidence suggests that the effects of anthropogenic climate change, and heat in particular, could have a significant impact on mental health. This article investigates the correlation between heatwaves and/or relative humidity and suicide (fatal intentional self-harm) on a global scale. The covariance between heat/humidity and suicide was modelled using a negative binomial Poisson regression[…]