How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

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A graphic released by the Centers for Disease Control in June 2018 shows rising suicide rates across the USA between 1999 and 2016.

In New Orleans, researchers led by Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse also recently studied the high rates of suicide in the city even a decade after Hurricane Katrina.

The per capita suicide rates in Vermont and New Hampshire place them in the top fifth in the country. "So, you really need to trial and error, find out what treatment works best for you".

The CDC report was released at a time of heightened attention to the issue with the suicide this week of fashion designer Kate Spade.

He also said with the school year coming to an end for many districts, keep a close eye on your kids.

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"We can't ignore that suicide is a very significant public health issue", Brummett said.

The CDC report notes many factors contribute to suicide with the most common being relationship problems, crisis in the past or upcoming two weeks, problematic substance use, physical health problem, and job or financial problem.

"Anyone contemplating suicide should know that help is available, and that there is no shame in seeking care for your mental health", Dr. Altha Stewart of the American Psychiatric Association said in a statement. Through suffering with depression, she knows just what it takes to recover from a mental health illness.

Although suicide is often attributed exclusively to mental health conditions, it is rarely caused by a single factor, the researchers said. It is now the 10-leading cause of death in the US, and is one of only three leading causes of death that are on the rise.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that suicides increased by 35 percent in MA between 1999 and 2016 - and a similar trend can be seen in almost every state. And the closer one looks at suicide trends, the more troubling they become.

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"Middle-aged adults had the largest number of suicides and a particularly high increase in suicide rates". Men age 35 to 65 are less likely to seek help when in distress. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death and one of just three leading causes on the rise. A day after the report was published, celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain also died by an apparent suicide. It's a hidden problem for many people.

The report details a dramatic increase in incidents of suicide in Kansas, particularly among females.

"There's so much street food available, there's so many food trucks and I think he can be credited for a lot of that", said Cullen.

Family members or friends concerned about someone who is struggling can ask directly about suicide and remove firearms or any other means the person is considering from the home, said Jennifer Stuber, director of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington in Seattle. People ages 10-24 had the lowest rate.

"New Hampshire definitely has access to guns", Tilley said.

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