Don’t worry too much about California y’all. They are taking care of themselves.
"Suicides, alcohol poisoning – and drug overdoses fueled in part by the opioid crisis – are the leading causes of rising death rates among white people in California, according to a new study that found the trend is widespread in rural areas of the state.
Generally, death rates for people of color remain higher than for whites, but the study released by The California Endowment said death rates have been decreasing among blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders in California and are increasing for whites.
Death rates from drug overdoses doubled between 1995 and 2014 among young and middle-aged whites in California.
The death rate from alcohol poisoning or binge drinking more than quadrupled among younger whites and increased twelvefold among those ages 40-64.
The rate of suicides among middle-aged whites increased by 37 percent after 2000."