How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

US suicide rate on rise: health agency

The number in IN is up more than 30 percent since 1999.

The study, which spanned 1999 to 2016, found that more than half of people who killed themselves did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. It's a hidden problem for many people.

"This is essentially a problem everywhere-a problem that's getting worse", says Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of CDC. Suicide, Alzheimer's disease and overdoses are the only causes of death which are increasing.

The new report also found that, among USA 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.

According to the CDC, suicide rates have increased more than 25% since 1999.

"We don't have all the answers". Guns were the most common method of suicide, the study found. Here in Georgia rates have increased 16 percent in the past 20 years.

Veterans are also a key part of the demographics; while veterans make up only 8.5% of the population, they are 18% of adult suicides. Though it's not clear why, there are some hints that the economic effects of the Great Recession of 2008 could be partly responsible.

US suicide rate on rise: health agency

"People who attempt suicide are often acutely distressed or in crisis at that particular moment". Dubbed the Werther Effect, it's very real. The U.S. recorded 8,437 suicides in that age group; 233 were in Arizona. Or for global folks, a list of crisis centers can be found here.

Alejo encourages anyone with thoughts of suicide or anyone needing help to reach out to pillar or other organizations. Kansas saw a 45 percent increase in the number of people who took their own lives over the past 17 years.

Almost 45,000 people committed suicide in 2016, making it one of three leading causes of death on the rise in the United States, along with Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses.

For immediate help if you are in a crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In half of all USA states, the increases topped 30 percent.

If you are anxious about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. "So that's where educating and bringing about awareness is how we save lives".

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Its rate jumped a staggering 40.6 percent between 1999 and 2016, the years covered in the CDC report . New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and CT have the country's lowest suicide rates .

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