As admirers of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade ask why following a hard week, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that suicide rates in 49 out of 50 states are on the rise. From 1999 to 2016, 49 states saw suicides increase by 5 percent or more, and 25 of those states saw increases of a staggering 30 percent or higher. In the US, to nobody's surprise, firearms are the most commonly used method, accounting for 41 percent of suicides of people with known mental-health conditions, and 55 percent of those without, according to the CDC report. "I can't believe they got cancer.' But we still say that about suicide or depression", said Smith. "We can see suicide rates improve slower than the economy". For half of the states, the increase exceeded 30 percent. Only Nevada did not record a rise. The costs in terms of medical care and lost work hours associated with suicide and attempted suicide - which was listed as "self-harm" for statistical purposes - amounted to $70bn annually.
The report finds almost 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide in 2016. Mental disorders are the most common, including severe depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia.
Suicide rates are higher in rural areas, with the gap between rates in urban and rural areas widening, with 2007 seeing the gap begin to widen more quickly, the CDC reports.
More than 90 percent of people who have attempted suicide survive, according to the director of Colorado's Office of Suicide Prevention.
"We have a long way to go to strengthen our community and health systems to make sure when someone is at risk we get them to care", Jerry Reed, an executive committee member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, told The Wall Street Journal. CDC also found that access to medications and weapons influenced the upward trend in suicides.More news: Playing defense against Trump: the National Football League vs. the NBA
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She and her colleagues collected data on suicides from every state.
Ask someone you're anxious about if they're thinking about suicide.
The self-inflicted deaths of an acclaimed chef, writer, and TV host and one of America's foremost fashion designers will likely lead to discussion of the pressures of celebrity and success.
Life stressors like relationship problems, substance abuse and problems with physical health conditions were also prominent factors in suicides, the CDC's data showed. I don't talk about him as a person who died by suicide because that was how he died. KDADS also offers training regarding suicide prevention.
"We do have a high suicide rate", said Egan. Listen to them. Take their feelings seriously, because they're real and they're serious. "What we know for sure is that telling and talking and connecting with people is the path to healing, so we need to create more pathways for that".
If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, help is available in Kansas.