Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Health Care | By Edgar Pierce

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US

Suicide rates rose across the U.S. from 1999 to 2016. What's more, over half of the people who died did not have any known mental health conditions.

"It's a national problem of wide scope that we need comprehensive approaches for", said Anne Schuchat, a CDC deputy director.

Risk of suicide increases when media stories use more dramatic or graphic headlines or images, repeatedly report on the same suicide, explicitly describe the suicide method, and dramatize the death through romanticized headlines or by showing the site of the suicide and pictures of those who are grieving, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says.

Higher rates of substance abuse and drug addiction are also associated with higher suicide rates, Duarte said. According to the report, 24 other states saw increases of more than 30 percent from 1999 to 2016.

Death rates from suicide jumped in 2008 with the financial devastation many experienced during the economic recession, and have increased to more than one death per day in CT.

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CDC: US suicide rates have climbed dramatically

These data, derived from the National Violent Death Reporting System, showed that 54% of those who committed suicide in 2015 did not have a known mental health condition.

To learn more, visit the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center. That indicates a large portion weren't diagnosed, "which suggests to me that they're not getting the help they need", he said. The trend has begun to close a longstanding gender gap in suicide, in which men were far more likely to take their own lives. "There are many different circumstances and factors that contribute to suicide". In light of the high-profile suicides and the alarming rates, a Goodlettsville woman shared with News4 the losses she's experienced.

"Following exposure to suicide or suicidal behaviors within one's family or peer group, suicide risk can be minimized by having family members, friends, peers, and colleagues of the victim evaluated by a mental health professional".

Montana experienced about 29 suicides for every 100,000 people - the highest in the nation - compared with about seven people out of every 100,000 in the District of Columbia - the lowest. The movie star's death was initially ruled a suicide but later accounts have raised questions about that conclusion.

"There have been previous reports recently that have shown suicide is one of the major contributors to a decrease in life expectancy in this country, which makes it even more alarming", he said.

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