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"As a society, we need to do more to understand and prevent suicide", said Dr. Liza Gold, a clinical professor psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicaid.

"Our data show that the problem is getting worse", Schuchat said.

The Kansas suicide rate is growing much faster than the national average.

Almost 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016 and according to the CDC two-thirds of gun-related deaths in the U.S. are suicides, the BBC reports.

Among the stark numbers in the CDC report was the one signaling a high number of suicides among people without a known mental health condition. Many factors can contribute to suicide risk, including relationship problems, financial troubles, health issues, and substance abuse.

CDC is very good about aggressive over-diagnosis in some areas, e-cigarettes and pre-diabetes are prominent examples where they defied the science consensus to embrace the precautionary principle, so it is inconsistent to be urging caution about the role of mental health in suicides.

"There's been an increasing awareness of helping people in the restaurant business deal with depression, drugs and alcohol, and suicide", Fuller said. "Talk to a mental help professional or if they're already involved in a mental health professional get involved in the treatment of that individual". "Being there for your friends and colleagues and family when they're going through a hard time can be quite important", Schuchat says. Her work can be found here.

"Middle-aged adults had the largest number of suicides and a particularly high increase in suicide rates". While the study did not look at the potential reasons why that might be, Schuchat offered a possible explanation.

"Research for many years and across social and health science fields has demonstrated a strong relationship between economic downturns and an increase in deaths due to suicide", Sarah Burgard an associate professor of sociology at the University of MI, explained in an email on Thursday.

The report found that firearms were the most common method of suicide for both those with and without mental illnesses. As a whole, the nation saw 15 people dying by suicide for every 100,000 in 2016. The most recent rates, for the years 2014 to 2016, ranged from a low of 6.9 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C., to a high of 29.2 per 100,000 residents in Montana.

The most extreme increase from 1999 to 2016 was in North Dakota, with a 57.6 percent rise. Only one state, Nevada, had a decrease in its rate (1 percent).

"Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans - and it's a tragedy for families and communities across the country", said the CDC principal deputy director, Dr. Anne Schuchat, in a written statement.

The Minnesota Health Department has increased efforts to identify at-risk communities to help reduce suicides. In 1999, then-Surgeon General David Satcher issued a report on the state of mental health in the country and called suicide "a significant public health problem".

On Friday, I spoke with Lisa Jarvis about her mental health journey, how it's come full-circle and how we can do something to change the stigma and the circumstances surrounding suicide.

Say things like "I noticed you've been looking down, or I've noticed you've said things that seem like you're really not as motivated towards life", he said.

For immediate help regarding suicidal thoughts or ideation, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (TALK) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

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