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How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

She says the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week take her right back to the day her father died.

Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide, Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses are three leading causes of deaths with growing prevalence. She told reporters, "We did see increases in younger and older people".

A few days ago fashion designer Kate Spade also committed suicide, with her husband declaring he did not know she was at risk.

In 2016 alone, there were nearly 45,000 deaths from suicide.

Bourdain and Spade died at 61 and 55, respectively - an age cohort with strikingly high suicide rates in the USA, according to the CDC.

Earlier this year Gov. Ralph Northam signed a new law that requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to report its progress and activity on suicide prevention every year. The U.S. average rate went up to 15.4 from 12.3 in the same periods.

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(Undated) - Indiana's suicide rate is up sharply from 1999, but the state is not alone. In Indiana, where such a law has been on the books since 2005, a recent study linked the measure to a 7.5 percent drop from the expected rate of firearm suicides.

Close to 45,000 people died by suicide in 2016, more than double the amount who died from homicide.

The report also studied the reasons surrounding suicides. Though it's not clear why, there are some hints that the economic effects of the Great Recession of 2008 could be partly responsible.

" The Maryland chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers resources for people in need, including phone numbers for suicide prevention hotlines and links to find mental health professionals". Many factors often contribute to suicide including relationship problems or loss, substance abuse, physical health problems and job, money, legal or housing stress.

"Suicide is really and unfortunate attempt to stop people's pain", said Emerge Family Therapy Executive Director P.J. McEnroe.

The answer may be that half of those who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition. Through suffering with depression, she knows just what it takes to recover from a mental health illness.

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The CDC report recommends increased cooperation and communication between government and the private sector.

Despite the steadiness of the suicide rate in the state, Allen says there is a lot of work to do.

Schuchat said that suicide is a national issue, and that no one community is immune.

"We've asked the teens [in one of their programs] what their thoughts on the series are".

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

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