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How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

Twenty-five states recorded jumps of more than 30 percent.

The study also broke down the data by state and found suicide rates varied widely.

In Hawaii, rates went up about 18-percent from 1999 to 2016.

She said it was "very disturbing" to see how, based on news reports, Bourdain "pretty much imitated" Spade despite seeing the devastation her death caused her family. "From individuals and communities, to employers and health care professionals, everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide".

In 2016 alone, there were nearly 45,000 deaths from suicide.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and rates have been climbing steadily for years.

With or without mental health conditions, people who commit suicide do so for a variety of reasons.

The CDC suggested a wide-ranging list of ways for communities to help those contemplating suicide.

The report comes in light of two high-profile suicides this week.

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This article has been adapted from its original source. Suicide rates were higher among males in Maryland, ranging from about 17 to 18 per 100,000 males. The rates varied widely from state to state: 6.9 per 100,000 residents a year in the District of Columbia to 29.2 per 100,000 in Montana.

Funding has also stalled for the 24-hour, toll-free Suicide Lifeline at $7 million per year since 2013, according to Schumer. Middle-aged adults - ages 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase.

Alejo encourages anyone with thoughts of suicide or anyone needing help to reach out to pillar or other organizations.

Firearms were the leading method, accounting for about half of suicides.

Though mental health is often blamed for suicides, more than half of the people who took their own lives in 27 states in 2015 had not been diagnosed with a mental illness, the CDC said.

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

"If the first person you talk to laughs at you or says, 'Oh just get out of it, you just got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, ' find another person because that's not the only person", said Keltz.

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they're in emotional distress.


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