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Carla Harmon
June 9, 2018

"Our data suggests that suicide is more than a mental health issue", Schuchat said.

The report also states suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of the states since 1999. "Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem-and something that is all around us".

The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week reflect what federal health officials say is a rising trend nationwide. In less than a decade the rate of suicides in OH has gone up 36 percent meaning an average of about 5 people a day now die from suicide in Ohio.

In addition to being geographically widespread, US suicide rates rose in both men and women and across all racial and ethnic groups, the study found. In an Instagram raising awareness for the mental illness, the 37-year-old actress opened up about her battle with depression and anxiety and urged fans to seek help if they're experiencing suicidal thoughts too.


The new report also found that, among US states and the District of Columbia, suicide rates varied fourfold in 2014-2016, from about 7 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C., to 29 per 100,000 residents per year in Montana.

Extensively reported cases can make suicide seem to be more of "a viable option" if rich, famous people "who seem like they have it all" made that decision, said Theresa Buhse, associate executive director of the Long Island Crisis Center in Bellmore.

The reason for this is relatively simple: Unlike other common methods of suicide, firing a gun is an immediate, irreversible, and reliably lethal act.

Among the stark numbers in the CDC report was the one signaling a high number of suicides among people without a known mental health condition.


"People can live with suicidal thoughts for weeks, months, years and, you know, what are the triggering events that push them from living with thoughts to having a plan and then acting on that plan?" said George Austin with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. "However, with the right community support in place, we can better reach those who might be feeling hopeless and alone and connect them to help", Bob Gebbia, who works with the Action Alliance and is CEO of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said in the Alliance's statement.

Suicide is now the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.

The lead suicide prevention agency in the area is the Alcohol, Drug Addition and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County. Rather, factors such as relationship problems or loss; substance abuse; physical health problems; as well as job, money, legal or housing stress often contributed to risk for suicide. With Kate Spade's own tragic suicide just days prior, we asked experts why a celebrity might take their own life. Montana recorded the highest rate of 29.2 suicides per 100,000, and Washington, D.C., the lowest, at 6.9 suicides per 100,000 people. Be there with them, and listen to them. 4. "Focusing suicide prevention efforts exclusively in health care settings is insufficient".

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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