Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Health Care | By Edgar Pierce

It shows the growing severity of the issue

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Every state except Nevada experienced a significant increase in suicide rates from 1999 through 2016 with Oklahoma ranking in the top 10 per capita, according to a Centers for Disease Control report released Thursday.

"Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans and it's a tragedy for families and communities across the country", CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat said in a statement.

Despite this, she said there are studies that show a rise in teen suicide during the time the series began streaming.

"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.

In 2016 alone, about 45,000 lives were lost to suicide. A 2008 study in the New England Journal of Medicine compared states with the lowest household gun ownership rates (15 percent) to those with the highest (47 percent).

Suicide rates are up more than 30% in 25 states across the country.

"We have worked really hard to explain to the public that suicide is not simply a matter of too much stress, but that it involves the identification and treatment of mental disorders as one important component", he said. The increase was higher for white males than any other race or gender group, however.

During the study period, suicide rates increased in almost all states, with increases ranging from about 6 percent in DE to 57 percent in North Dakota. Together, loss of housing and financial issues played a role in 20 percent of the 2016 suicides not attributed to mental health issues.

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Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the USA, and middle-aged adults are especially at risk. Habitual users of opioids were twice as likely to attempt suicide as people who did not use them.

A number of states have adopted so-called red flag laws that allow courts and the police to temporarily remove guns from individuals who may be a threat to themselves.

Researchers looked at a 16-month time period between January 2015 and April 2016 when there were 61 deaths in New Orleans that were classified as suicides. In the 27 states that use the National Violent Death Reporting System, 54 percent of suicides were by people without a known mental illness.

"A big problem that has not yet been addressed in practice is that we continue to rely nearly entirely on people themselves to proactively tell us if they are suicidal", said Matthew Nock, a professor of psychology at Harvard University. People can help prevent suicide by recognizing the warning signs, as well as the circumstances that often lead up to suicide, and take this as an opportunity to reach out to the person and help them get the help they need, Schuchat said.

"The data supports what we know about that notion", Gordon said. In fact, there can be many reasons - relationship problems, facing a crisis, or substance abuse. Because anybody can experience those stresses. "We are concerned with all aspects of suicide prevention, including access to lethal means, and so we do include that in a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention".

This report contains information from the Associated Press.

Brown reminds you don't need to be suicidal yourself to call a prevention hotline.

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