Amid Pandemic, More U.S. Adults Say They Considered Suicide

Nearly 11% of adults said they had seriously considered suicide in the previous 30 days as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on Americans’ mental health, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That is more than double the 4.3% of adults who reported doing so in 2018, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. The new numbers, from a CDC survey of 5,412 adults conducted between June 24 and June 30, were even...