What to do if you suspect someone is suicidal

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What to do if you suspect someone is suicidal

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and one of three that are increasing.

The most extreme increase from 1999 to 2016 was in North Dakota, with a 57.6 percent rise.

Twenty-five states had suicide-rate increases of more than 30 percent.

With almost 45,000 suicides across the country in 2016, the report described suicide as a "growing public health problem" and said a variety of factors may contribute to the increase.

Perhaps even more startling, in more than half of those suicide deaths, the people had no known mental health condition. Many factors often contribute to suicide including relationship problems or loss, substance abuse, physical health problems and job, money, legal or housing stress.

Guns were the most common method used for suicide, accounting for nearly half of the people who died.

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

"I have lived with anxiety and sporadic bouts of depression for most of my adult life", Munn wrote alongside a post listing worldwide suicide hotlines. They said news reporting in graphic detail about celebrity suicides was another contributor. "Over time, I figured out and learned through trial and error what worked for me to get past that feeling", said Mike Bushman of Naperville.

The CDC's new report came just days after news that designer Kate Spade took her life in her NY apartment. The CDC said firearms are the most common methods of suicide. 3. "The idea that suicide is not preventable is completely fallacious".

Despite the steadiness of the suicide rate in the state, Allen says there is a lot of work to do.

The 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline may be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The CDC says there were a higher number of suicides in areas hard hit by the economic downturn, especially in rural areas in western states.

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"Because of this Behavioral Health Task Force, looking at the greater good of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties, we are able to focus in and pull resources to understand what one agency is doing versus the other agency", he said.

Suicide prevention strategiesThe report calls on state and local communities, health care providers, and individuals to take steps to prevent suicide. "Anyone contemplating suicide should know that help is available, and that there is no shame in seeking care for your mental health", Dr Altha Stewart of the American Psychiatric Association said in a statement. The World Health Organization estimates a global suicide rate of one death every 40 seconds, which by 2020 they predict will increase to one every 20 seconds.

Just like everyone else, stars can suffer from suicidal risk factors, like depression.

Guns were used in about half of all suicides, according to the "Vital Signs" report, followed by hanging and then poisoning and overdoses.

There are many avenues for treatment, but experts say getting the right help begins with simply asking someone if they are having suicidal thoughts.

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