In half of the states, suicide among people age 10 and older increased more than 30 percent.
"Everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide", said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC's principal deputy director. Among the less-common factors presumed to have contributed to the suicides studied were physical health problems, legal difficulties, a family relationship issue or a job-related problem. The highest suicide rate increase was in North Dakota, at 57.6 percent, while the lowest was in DE, at 5.9 percent.
Suicide rates have increased in almost every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent.
If you are feeling one or more of thesymptoms or know someone who is, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text "TN" to 741-741.
"If they're already struggling with thoughts of depression or risk of suicide, they're already trying to get information about how other people are experiencing it", said John Ackerman, suicide prevention coordinator in the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.More news: Trump wants Russian Federation to rejoin G-7
FSU's Department of Psychology has established itself as one of the preeminent suicide-research programs in the country. Along with mental health training for police and correctional officers, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has pushed for education about removing prescription drugs from people's homes and reducing access to lethal weapons. But the researchers say about half of those who killed themselves were not known to have a mental health condition. The rising suicide rate for women, then, is "increasing but at a much, much lower level" than for men. Suffocation, including hanging, was the next most-common method, followed by poisoning. "We know that same approach can work with suicide".
The rates of suicide for all states and the District of Columbia were calculated using data from the National Vital Statistics System.
Mental illness is not a communicable disease, but there's a strong body of evidence that suicide is still contagious.
Community groups interested in suicide prevention training can contact the Suicide Prevention Center of NY here.