How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

09 June, 2018, 19:55 | Author: Cassandra Gardner
  • CDC: Suicide rates on the rise in almost every state | TheHill

Keltz admits the warning signs of someone thinking about committing suicide aren't always easy to see, varying person by person.

According to the CDC's latest report, suicide rates in Kansas, especially in women, have seen a drastic increase. IN was even higher, experiencing an increase of suicides from 31 to 37 percent.

Suicide rose in every state except Nevada, where the slight decline was largely due to a consistently high rate of suicides there - 23.1 per 100,000.

In all, 25 states saw increases in their suicide rates topping 30 percent. DE recorded a 5.9% increase compared with 57.6% in North Dakota. Wisconsin and IL saw an increase from 19 to 30 percent. It's also just one of three leading causes on the rise. Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in 2015, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Minnesota Health Department has increased efforts to identify at-risk communities to help reduce suicides.

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The report also shows more than half of those who died by suicide did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition. The CDC said firearms are the most common methods of suicide. 3.

According to the data, the top reasons for suicide were: relationship problems, substance use, recent crises and physical health problems. "We don't really understand why there's such an increase", CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook said on "CBS This Morning". Suicide is very often an impulsive act, and a person who contemplates it can readily survive if no lethal weapon is at hand. The CDC encourages coordination and cooperation from every sector of society, including government, public health, healthcare, employers, education, media and community organizations. The number of suicides during that period peaked in 2014, when the state saw 606 suicides, the CDC reported. And the closer one looks at suicide trends, the more troubling they become.

Calls for better suicide-prevention efforts are mounting, after a federal study identified a sharp rise in suicide rates in the United States over the past two decades.

Although ADAMHS had not yet reviewed the CDC report and their public health recommendations, the organization advocates for community collaboration that creates a whole system of recovery care.

Professor Julie Cerel, president of the American Association of Suicidology, expressed the view that having better reporting standards could account for some of the increase, but also pointed to a lack of adequate funding for mental health research and preventative care.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Be there with them.

Be there with them and listen.

Help them connect with ongoing support.

If you or someone you know needs help you can call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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