“The pandemic sparked a wave of business closures. Millions of people were forced to stay at home, many of them alone. In surveys, more Americans reported depression, anxiety and drug and alcohol use. Adding to that dangerous mix, firearm purchases rose 85% in March 2020.” None of that will surprise you. But this might. The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades. There are several theories as to why presented in this article. Let me toss out a few uneducated ideas. First, the pandemic is the opposite of alienation. We’re all in it together. Second, Zoom normalized the idea of connecting with people over video, and video connections are better than the absence of connections. Third, there is less chance of a random, triggering event when people are mostly home and mostly avoiding others. Lockdown means less variation in social encounters.