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CDC: Suicide Rates Rising Across US

CDC: Suicide Rates Rising Across US

In Idaho, suicide rates rose by 43 percent.

On Thursday, the CDC released a report showing every state has seen an increase over the past two decades; every state except for Nevada.

"These findings are disturbing". Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.

It is now the 10 leading cause of death in this country.

Many people who died by suicide, according to the report, had recently experienced hard life events such as relationship problems, physical ailments, financial stress and job or home loss.

"Our data show that the problem is getting worse", Schuchat said.

The rate of suicides in Maryland grew by 8.5 percent, well below the national increase from 1999-2016, according to the CDC. Percentage increases over this time ranged from just under 6 percent in DE to over 57 percent in North Dakota. Twenty-five states saw percentage rate increases of more than 30 percent over the 17 years.

But there are other things that could help decrease suicide rates too, like keeping more firearms out of the hands of vulnerable people.

Research shows suicides are up in nearly every state across the country. "Opioids were present in 31 percent of individuals who died by poisoning".

Many suicides within this age group may be "deaths of despair" - caused by the lingering economic effects of the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009, Schuchat acknowledged.

Virginia reports a 29 percent increase in children taking their own lives.

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"We don't have all the answers".

She said hearing about one suicide may make others who are already at risk turn to self-harm.

Recent government reports have highlighted rising rates of suicide among women. "A lot of representatives and senators on [Capitol Hill] are losing their constituents", she said. Those with known mental health conditions were mostly men, but they were less likely to use firearms.

The national speakers will talk about the latest advances in working with mental health and assessing and managing suicidal risk and exceptional trainings will be available to clinicians, educators, and community members.

Stigma still surrounds a diagnosis. "Rural residents face lower levels of anonymity in seeking services due to the close-knit nature of rural communities", Smalley said. "We want improved access to care and better diagnostics, but we think that a comprehensive approach to suicide is what is needed".

"The reason most suicide decedents don't have a known mental disorder is that they were never diagnosed, not that they didn't have one", said Dr. David Brent, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.

The celebrity chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has died at age 61 in an apparent suicide. "It could happen to anyone", said Brown.

And the crisis line includes something rarely available outside Colorado: a peer-support line.

The CDC recommends teaching children, teens and adults coping and problem-solving skills, building social connections and maintaining dialogue.

"If you're anxious about somebody you know ask open and clearly", Marx said.

In Missouri, the state has also struggled with funding for suicide prevention.

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