Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US

13 June, 2018, 06:16 | Author: Israel Montgomery
  • CDC: US suicide rates have climbed dramatically

Between 1999 and 2016, the suicide rate in West Virginia increased 37.1%. A significant number of people who died by suicide didn't have a known mental health condition, the study said.

"Everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide", said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC's principal deputy director.

Mental-health problems, often undiagnosed, are usually involved and experts say knowing warning signs and who is at risk can help stop a crisis from becoming a tragedy. The increase varied widely by state, from a low of 6 percent in DE to more than 57 percent in North Dakota. While both deaths leave permanent holes in US - and global - culture, they are an opportunity for a much-needed discussion on suicide prevention. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and one of three that is increasing.

New research shows suicides are on the rise in nearly every state across the country. That compares to 69 percent and 41 percent, respectively, among those with known mental health conditions. "That's equalizing not because men are [taking their lives] less, but women are doing it more". Firearms was the most common method used by both groups, followed by suffocation, poisoning and "other". Stone says they didn't separate out guns because the increase in suicide rates is seen across the board. "That sort of gives one pause that we need to focus on that age range".

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In comments regarding the CDC data, the American Psychiatric Association said that the report shows the necessity of improving access to mental healthcare. The alliance is working with more than 250 hospitals to ensure that someone brought in after a suicide attempt is connected to long-term mental-health care, Dr. Reed said. A new study shows that suicide rates have increased in almost every state.

"Early identification of mental illness is essential, and we are ready to work with Congress and other stakeholders to ensure that Americans can receive treatment when needed", Levin said in the release. Montana saw 29 suicides for every 100,000 people while District of Columbia saw sever for every 100,000. She and her colleagues recently analyzed suicides from 1999 to 2016.

"We know for a fact that suicide hits close to home".

CT has limited state funding for suicide prevention, said Ann Irr Dagle, who founded the Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation in 2014 with her husband after their son, an East Lyme High School graduate, died by suicide at age 19.

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