What to do if you suspect someone is suicidal

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But mental health professionals say they should also serve as an important reminder to support other people who may be struggling, given rising suicide rates across almost every segment of the US population. Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota Kansas, Oklahoma and Minnesota all saw suicide rate increases between 38 and 58 percent.

But the according to the report, more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.

In 2016 alone, nearly 45,000 Americans aged 10 or older lost their lives to suicide.

She said she found it interesting in a tragic way that of those who committed suicide without a known mental-health problem, 55 percent died by firearm.

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

Firearms were found to be the most common method of suicide, again used by those both with and without mental health issues. Significant changes in behavior or affect may be warning signs as well. This conference will strengthen the resources available to all people and help to reduce the stigma of mental health issues and suicide.

"Frankly, we need to start championing mental health, just like we championed cancer and AIDS years ago", Alice Jordan-Miles from the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition explained.

Tens of thousands of Americans die by suicide each year. The state also has a higher rate of suicide among young people.

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While many are remembering Bourdain's life, it's very important to look around you. Studies have shown that 80 percent of all suicide attempts are done in the spur of the moment.

The report also offers several strategies to prevent suicide.

New York City's Medical Examiner ruled fashion designer icon Kate Spade's death a suicide by hanging.

The Washington Post reports that one factor in the rising rate during this time period could be the Great Recession that hit 10 years ago. They had successful careers, were wealthy and famous.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help.

Need help? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Suicide rates increased for all age groups under 75, but middle-aged adults aged 45 to 64 had the largest rate increase.

The CDC report recommends such an approach, with involvement from government, public health, health care, employers, education, media and community organizations. "However, with the right community support in place, we can better reach those who might be feeling hopeless and alone and connect them to help", Bob Gebbia, who works with the Action Alliance and is CEO of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said in the Alliance's statement. "And these statistics don't begin to reveal the emotional, social and financial toll that suicide exacts on individuals, families and communities that are left devastated".

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