I think that suicide rates have a lot to do with the extreme income and wealth inequality but also because of poor access to quality healthcare. I think that good health is almost everything in life. When you are very sick or you have legal problems then all the doors in life immediately shut down in your face. Because when you're very healthy (and have no criminal record) you have no problem working long hours at a dream job and earning very good money for yourself. But with the current corrupt healthcare system it's no wonder that so many sick people feel like they are completely trapped and have no way to go forward in life. So very sick people are eventually forced to resign and commit suicide.