A recently-released CDC report shows numbers up 30 percent nationwide since 1999 in half of the states, and Idaho saw one of the highest increases from 1999 to 2016. Most cases, Schuchat says, can't be traced back to one single cause or trigger.
His death comes just days after iconic fashion designer Kate Spade took her own life.
In 2016, almost 45,000 Americans aged 10 and older died by suicide. Middle-age adults are among the hardest hit by suicide, the officials found. And CDC also discourages media from reporting on suicides, which risks lowering awareness and stigmatizing mental health. "Anyone contemplating suicide should know that help is available, and that there is no shame in seeking care for your mental health", Dr. Altha Stewart of the American Psychiatric Association said in a statement. "But these issues were [found] in all, with or without a mental health condition". They were the source of about half of all suicides, the researchers say, and that percentage has stayed stable over the years.
The rates also climbed among all age groups, except for people over the age of 74.
"Relationship problems or loss, substance misuse; physical health problems; and job, money, legal or housing stress often contributed to risk for suicide", the CDC report notes.
Many of these suicides stem from mental health problems, and as the CDC has made clear, many do not.
More research also needs to be done on firearms and suicide, experts say.
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The national attention following the suicides of Bourdain and Spade has meant an increase in calls to suicide hotlines like the one here in Philadelphia, which is staffed 24/7 by experts who can help you out in any crisis.
Statistically, the rates of suicide in the United States are increasing, meaning that while Bourdain's and Spade's passings can be a shock to millions, they are not as unusual as they may seem. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the US, and rates have been climbing steadily for years. For those who don't understand depression, when someone is in that place it's not because they want to die.it's because the ongoing, relentless darkness is too painful to endure anymore.
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" The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), a network of crisis centers, provides free and confidential counseling around the clock for people in distress, including emotional support, resources for callers and their loved ones, and best practices for professionals".
"If you're anxious about somebody you know ask open and clearly", Marx said.
Prevention has been elusive, in part because doctors have not had programs that reliably reduce suicide rates.