In 2016 alone, nearly 45,000 Americans aged 10 or older lost their lives to suicide.
The CDC released a report on Thursday showing the national suicide rate has risen in various parts of the country significantly across the past three decades, growing by almost 30 percent from 1999 to 2016.
The CDC reports that about 45,000 people committed suicide in 2016 and that overall, rates were up more than 30 percent in at least 25 states when compared to 1999's figures.
As of 2018, only 10 states mandate suicide prevention training for health professionals.
The CDC urges potential suicides to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. "You can have everything we associate with happiness and success - a loving family, an interesting career, good friends - and still be vulnerable if you suffer from depression or other risk factors". "We need to learn more about why New Hampshire has been experiencing these higher rates", she said. Carole Lieberman M.D. told us EXCLUSIVELY.
Between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates in Minnesota increased across age, sex and racial groups. Unfortunately, it's not just Pennsylvania that saw an increase of deaths from suicide, nearly every other state recorded an increase.
"So it's not just about firearms, it's also about other methods of suicide such as hanging, suffocation, poisoning and the like", she said.
The other two are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdose, in part because of the spike in opioid deaths, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC.
Keltz believes talking about mental health and suicide will help erase the stigma associated with it.
Men account for most of the suicide deaths and they make up a huge majority of those with no diagnosed mental issues.
In Idaho, suicide rates rose by 43 percent. "We need to intervene in both mental and public health cases", Dr Reed says. "There is ample evidence out there to suggest this inhibition of help-seeking behavior is a fundamental flaw in the way that we are teaching young men to emote". The numbers were highest among non-Hispanic whites, and among those ages 45 to 65 years old.
MA experienced a 35 percent increase in suicides from 1999 to 2016, but its suicide rate remains comparatively low: 10 per 100,000 people in 2014-2016, compared with 15.4 per 100,000 for the nation as a whole.
There is a national campaign urging people to #Bethe1to help save a life by asking and listening whenever they notice warning signs in someone they know. "There are many different circumstances and factors that contribute to suicide".
Dr Stone says the CDC study showed loss, substance abuse, physical health, job and legal problems were all important factors.
"Any life stressors that are weighing on someone who has a history of or is now struggling with their mental health - that's a person who you have to be anxious about", said psychiatrist Catherine Birndorf.
Suicide prevention strategiesThe report calls on state and local communities, health care providers, and individuals to take steps to prevent suicide. You can also text "START" to 741741, the Crisis Text Line. "In places where exposure to guns is higher, more people die of suicide".