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According to a CDC study, NY saw a 30 percent increase in its suicide rate from 1999 to 2016 and a New Yorker takes their own life every five hours.

More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27 states were among people with no known mental health condition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Suicide is rarely caused by any single factor, health officials said, but information from coroners' reports suggest numerous deaths followed relationship problems, substance use and financial crises. "Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem - and something that is all around us", Schuchat said. David, who had had a troubled life but had made many positive changes, killed himself, leaving family and friends to mourn him, but none of the attention being given now to the latest celebrity suicides. This study found that approximately half of suicide decedents did not have a known mental health condition, indicating that additional focus on nonmental health factors further upstream could provide important information for a public health approach.

With its actions, this administration may put countless American citizens at increased risk of death by suicide, by preventing them from getting the care that they need.

Suicide rates in the USA have increased by more than 25% since 1999.

With suicide rates becoming a growing problem in the U.S., Slovin said he hopes his book raises awareness about the stigma of suicide and helps others who have struggled with the loss of a loved one by suicide.

John Daniszewski, vice president and editor at large for standards at The Associated Press, said: "Our responsibility is to keep people informed, but in a way that doesn't lead others to consider suicide".

The highest female suicide rate in 2016 was in women from ages 25 to 64.

Many of us know someone close to us who has committed or attempted suicide.

kizzzbeth/Flickr The reasons why suicide rates are climbing may be as complex as the solutions. And lest we are tempted to categorize suicide as simply a mental health issue, recent studies indicate that is not the case. "Talk to them, ask if they need help, and know the resources that are available".

In Mahoning County, the number of suicides jumped from 27 in 2013 to 39 in 2016, according to the Ohio Department of Health's database. Mental health or substance use problems are nearly always present.

None of us is immune to thoughts of suicide, regardless of status, party, religion, age, or gender. You can also talk to someone online by following this link.

Tell the person that you care, and let them do most of the talking about how they're feeling.



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