Thursday, 21 June, 2018

It shows the growing severity of the issue

US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999, CDC says CDC: Suicide rates on the rise in almost every state | TheHill
Marlene Weaver | 08 June, 2018, 17:43

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that suicide rates went up significantly in 44 states, and in 25 of them, including MA, the increases exceeded 30 percent.

Although suicide is often attributed exclusively to mental health conditions, it is rarely caused by a single factor, the researchers said.

In the one-year analysis of 27 states, opioids were found in 31 percent of the 3,003 suicides involving drug overdoses. If you suspect someone of needing immediate help, call 911. Her husband, Andy Spade, has said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.

The CDC said suicides were rarely caused by any single issue.

CDC researchers also found that nationwide more than half of those who died by suicide did not have a diagnosed mental health condition.

"This is essentially a problem everywhere-a problem that's getting worse", says Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of CDC.

"I think this gets back to what do we need to be teaching people - how to manage breakups, job stresses", Moutier told the Washington Post. They found that relationship problems or loss (45.1% versus 39.6%), life stressors (50.5% versus 47.2%), and recent or impeding crises (32.9% versus 26%) were significantly more common among those without known mental health conditions than those with.

Preventing suicide requires help from all sectors of society, the researchers said.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the USA and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. In half of the states, suicide among people age 10 and older increased more than 30 percent. In 2010, there were 606. "Men and Hispanics especially are less likely to seek help". "Essentially every age group other than those over 75".

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Suicide rates in Vermont and New Hampshire are double that of MA.

There were almost 45,000 suicides in 2016.

Sources also say the man who was killed after his truck plunged 200 feet from cliff on Maui on Wednesday died by suicide. She also mentioned trigger locks as a possible prevention tool. Experts in the field have speculated the reported rate of 1 in every 400 physicians committing suicide is an underestimate, pointing to differing death classifications in known cases. "In places where exposure to guns is higher, more people die of suicide".

Overall, South Carolina sees a higher suicide rate than the rest of the country, according to the United Health Foundation.

Summers said those factors and "general stress about life" can become overwhelming to a person. The rural nature of the state cuts both ways, she said.

"It's about mental illness", said writer Dorri Olds, who said she understands what Spade what must have been feeling. "They don't want to enable a tragic outcome". A 2017 study in the journal Social Science and Medicine showed evidence that a rise in the foreclosure rate during that concussive downturn was associated with an overall, though marginal, increase in suicide rates. Rates ranged from 6.9 per 100,000 in the District of Columbia to 29.2 in Montana.

Middle-aged adults - age 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase, rising to 19.2 per 100,000 in 2016 from 13.2 in 1999.

Note: If you or you're concerned a loved one is having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK.

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