MASON CITY, Iowa - According to the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics, the suicide rate is the lowest during December.
Crisis Intervention Services in Mason City sees the same trend.
Executive Director Mary Ingham says they usually see a decrease around the holiday season starting in November through the first of the year.
Ingham explains what could be the leading factor behind it.
"And I think a lot of that has to do with specifically domestic violence so many activities are focused around the family and I think people try really hard to keep it together.”
Ingham says some of the common calls they have received is from people struggling with their first holiday alone.