It shows the growing severity of the issue

In 2016, nearly 45,000 people died by suicide in the U.S., indicating a staggering rise in the cause of death. "It's imperative that we continue to make suicide prevention a top priority, by promoting public awareness of the issue, evaluating risk factors and encouraging appropriate treatments and interventions". "It's not just a mental health concern", says Deborah Stone, a behavioral scientist at the CDC and the lead author of the new study. Information about contributing circumstances for those who died by suicide was obtained via the National Violent Death Reporting System, which is relatively new and in place in only 27 states. And so that's one of the things that this study really shows us.

But Joshua Gordon, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, said that statistic must be viewed in context.

The report also states suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of the states since 1999.

The findings were published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The report also looked at people who died by suicide in 27 states, and found that more than half (54%) did not have a known mental health condition, highlighting the complicated nature of suicide.

"Research for many years and across social and health science fields has demonstrated a strong relationship between economic downturns and an increase in deaths due to suicide", Sarah Burgard, an associate professor of sociology at the University of MI, told the Washington Post.

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Life stressors like relationship problems, substance abuse and problems with physical health conditions were also prominent factors in suicides, the CDC's data showed.

Her mom says change won't happen until suicide and mental health are more openly discussed.

A study published last week by the American Psychiatric Association evaluated red flag measures in CT and in and found those laws were associated with a 7.5 percent reduction in firearm suicides in the 10 years after their enactment.

Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade, which the medical examiner confirmed Thursday was a suicide, new government research sheds light on a disturbing increase in suicides in the United States. Follow up to see how they're doing. The areas, called frontier counties, had a suicide rate of 25.9 per 100,000 people, compared to a rate of 17.8 among all counties.

The increasing rate comes as no surprise to those who work to prevent suicide. "We want improved access to care and better diagnostics, but we think that a comprehensive approach to suicide is what is needed". It's important to talk about this issue, and end the stigma. Habitual users of opioids were twice as likely to attempt suicide as people who did not use them. "The conversation about firearms and suicide doesn't have to be a debate about the Second Amendment. It could be a debate about where can we find some common ground that doesn't simply involve only talking about people with mental illnesses, because as this paper shows, that's not going to get the job done".

Vermont is home to a high proportion of white people, and whites as a group have higher suicide rates than ethnic groups.

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