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US suicide rate on rise: health agency
New CDC report shows troubling rise in nation's suicide rates
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11 June, 2018

During the entire study period, rates of suicide increased in almost every state.

Dunae said it's true more people in Canada are now serious about offering help for mental-health issues.

A lot of those states with the highest suicide rates happen to be in the Midwest where there are lower populations and more rural areas.

Suicide rates in the United States have surged by 30 percent in almost all states since 1999, indicating how it has become a major problem in the country.

In 2016, almost 45,000 people lost their lives to suicide, making it one of the leading causes of death on the rise in the U.S.

One bright spot, Schumer said is the 2017 creation of Zero Suicide, a federal program backed by $9 million that helps healthcare providers treat those with conditions that can lead to suicide ideation.

Moschino designer Jeremy Scott said that he briefly met Spade and they shared a laugh about having the same hometown. At the time she was three months pregnant and had a toddler. she says the most important tool for healing is asking for help.

US suicide rate on rise: health agency
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In Maryland, the number of suicides rose by more than a third, from 435 in 1999 to 586 in 2016, the most recent year for which data were available, according to the CDC.

"If I don't have somebody to turn to, obviously my chances of committing suicide or trying to commit suicide are much higher", said Olson. Middle-aged adults - ages 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase.

"If they've quit something that they loved or they stopped engaging in a hobby, or they might be giving away personal items, or talking about death", said Jones.

Polky says resources like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline could end up saving someone's life - immediately and long term.

"From individuals and communities to employers and healthcare professionals, everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide".

She encourages people to go to the CMHA website askaboutsuicide.ca to learn the warning signs of suicide. It's important to do not forget to remove access to firearms, medications, or any other potential tools they might use to harm themselves.

You can also reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 if you are concerned about your mental health or someone else's. All calls are confidential.

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