How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

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The Vital Signs study shows 58.6 percent increase in the state's rates, which is at least ten percent higher than the next state, which is Vermont.

"Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the USA 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. And CDC also discourages media from reporting on suicides, which risks lowering awareness and stigmatizing mental health. It's not important to give details about suicide.

She encourages people to go to the CMHA website askaboutsuicide.ca to learn the warning signs of suicide. "We think that a comprehensive approach to suicide is what's needed". While Nevada is making progress, there's still room for improvement.

"A lot of times this is something that's been building up with people", Marx said.

Suicide rates are rising in the USA, with some states seeing an increase of more than 30 percent in recent years, new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. While the study did not look at the potential reasons why that might be, Schuchat offered a possible explanation.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided about $35 million in 2017 to fund research into "suicide prevention", with another $68 million devoted to the category of "suicide", according to the agency's statistics.

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In exactly half of USA states, the suicide rate increased more than 30 percent. Middle-aged adults - ages 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase. DE recorded a 5.9% increase compared with 57.6% in North Dakota.

Calls for better suicide-prevention efforts are mounting, after a federal study identified a sharp rise in suicide rates in the USA over the past two decades.

New Jersey has seen a almost 20-percent rise in suicide since 1999. "From individuals and communities to employers and healthcare professionals, everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide".

As suicide becomes more of a public health problem, there are a number of organizations that provide free support for people in need.

"Tell them you care about them", she said. Sometimes someone may isolate themselves, while other time they may become angry or have a personality change.

If you or someone you know needs help you can call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. All calls are confidential.

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