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CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the country, according to the report.

Suicide rates for both sexes climbed steadily in the years that followed, hitting a rate of 23.3 for men during 2014-16 (an increase of 27 percent), while women's rate of suicide almost doubled, to 6.9.

The report found that from 1999 to 2016, suicide rates increased in 49 states, with 25 states experiencing increases of more than 30 percent.

The Minnesota Health Department has increased efforts to identify at-risk communities to help reduce suicides.

The CDC found 55 percent of suicides where the person was not known to have a mental health condition were carried out using firearms, and 45 percent of those who did have a diagnosed mental health issue.

Suicide presents a "growing public health problem", with significant increases in 44 of the 50 states, said the report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Life stressors like relationship problems, substance abuse and problems with physical health conditions were also prominent factors in suicides, the CDC's data showed. The others are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses.

Women like Spade are considered particularly at risk for depression, which can lead to suicidal ideation and planning, though men are more likely to complete suicide.

The CDC looked at trends in rates at state level.

That figure still ranks only 38th among states, but the state's 40 percent increase since 1999 was the eighth-steepest rise. Suicide is one of three causes of death on the rise and is the 10th leading cause of death. 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.

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Ten years ago I tackled it, learned to fully understand it and have not felt the dark depths of depression in about a decade. But the according to the report , more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.

Michael Staley, suicide prevention research coordinator at the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner and a sociologist, told HuffPost this gender gap can be a major clue as to why suicide rates are so high in Utah and its neighboring states in Middle America.

Ask someone you're anxious about if they're thinking about suicide. I lost my own father to suicide when I was 19 years old. Ask if they are having suicidal thoughts.

Anthony Bourdain, 61, was found dead on Friday in an apparent suicide, according to reports.

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

Suicide has become a more prevalent topic among the USA healthcare population in recent years, as well.

Dr. Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, said the National Vital Statistics System is the "best system we have of keeping records in the country".

Patrick Smith, CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Toronto, said he isn't aware of a similar increase among that age group in Canada.

Preventing suicide requires help from all sectors of society, the researchers said. "We can all make a difference by knowing the warning signs and how to reach out for help", Morris continued.

Say things like "I noticed you've been looking down, or I've noticed you've said things that seem like you're really not as motivated towards life", he said.

Those who need help can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for help at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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