Glenn Beck reflects on Anthony Bourdain loss, America's search for answers

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The self-inflicted deaths of an acclaimed chef, writer, and TV host and one of America's foremost fashion designers will likely lead to discussion of the pressures of celebrity and success. With considerations to gender, significant suicide rate increases were observed among males and females in 34 and 43 states, respectively. Listen to what they need.

Summers said those factors and "general stress about life" can become overwhelming to a person.

Researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death.

"The data are disturbing", said Anne Schuchat, the CDC's principal deputy director. "Suicide doesn't discriminate", Lyn Morris, LMFT, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.

"You don't die by suicide as a result of a divorce or bullying or a job loss".

Overall, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death but the foundation says that because of the stigma surrounding mental illness, it can be hard for people to seek help. The others are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses.

"Those amusing cat videos can't keep someone alive, but they can calm people down to then use other coping strategies", she says.

From 2007 to 2017, the number of suicides in Cuyahoga County has gradually increased, with some years being much worse than others, according to Hugh Shannon at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

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"Don't be ashamed to ask for help", Jordan-Miles said. In the East, Vermont, New Hampshire and SC saw dramatic spikes as well. The CDC has also warned that the suicide rate for girls ages 15 to 19 doubled from 2007 to 2015 - when it reached its highest point in 40 years; the suicide rate for boys the same age increased by 30% during the same time period.

The areas, called frontier counties, had a suicide rate of 25.9 per 100,000 people, compared to a rate of 17.8 among all counties.

The report also cites the need to reduce "access to lethal means" but without explicitly discussing firearms or controversial issues such as gun control legislation.

Staley also pointed out that in states like Utah, people are more likely to have access to one of the most common methods for deaths by suicide: firearms. However, the fact that so many other factors appeared to contribute to suicide is an important finding. The rural nature of the state cuts both ways, she said. Tell the person you care about them and that you want to help them.

"The reality is we're just able to make contact with fewer communities and provide fewer resources with a smaller program", Kurz said. "The idea that suicide is not preventable is completely fallacious". That number has remained steady over recent decades, she said. "If they did, we would all respond, but that isn't how it works".

Additionally, the report looked at the rates of emergency department visits for nonfatal self-harm, a major risk factor for suicide, which rose by 42 percent from 2001 to 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. Almost 45,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2016.

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths caused a spike in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline this week.