How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show almost 45,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2016.

"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, told the Washington Post.

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Although she's learned to cope with her depression and anxiety, Munn also revealed that she's dealt with suicidal thoughts several times in her life. "She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease", he wrote.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Dr Christine Moutier, a psychiatrist and chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said that it's important for everyone to know the warning signs and to intervene when family members, friends or co-workers appear troubled.

Between 1999 and 2016, suicide increased across 49 states, with 25 of those seeing an increase by nearly a third, the CDC's Vital Signs report shows. Unfortunately, it's not just Pennsylvania that saw an increase of deaths from suicide, nearly every other state recorded an increase. From 2006 to 2016, 10,256 people died by suicide in the state, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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

Suicide is caused by many factors and each one is different. The gun shops have been receptive, she said.

Significant jumps in female suicides were seen in 43 states and in male suicides, in 34 states.

They say the recession, housing stress, relationship problems and substance abuse are all contributing factors to a recent increase in suicides. It found that 54 percent of suicide victims did not have a known mental health condition.

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

A new government report reveals a sharp increase in suicides nationwide.

The latest report, released Thursday, found that 45,000 people died by suicide in 2018.

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Effective strategies, she said, included teaching coping and problem-solving skills to those at risk, establishing more social "connectedness", and safe storage of pills and guns.

Physical health problems were present in about a fifth of suicide victims, the CDC found. The 61-year-old's passing was later confirmed to be a suicide by hanging.

NY saw a roughly 30 percent jump since 1999, mirroring the nationwide rate for the same period, according to the agency, which examined state-level trends in suicide rates from that year through 2016.

"We do have a high suicide rate", said Egan. The U.S. average rate went up to 15.4 from 12.3 in the same periods.

The past three decades have presented a morbid puzzle.

Rates of increase varied.

The reasons are many, experts said.

Suicide rose in every state except Nevada, where the slight decline was largely due to a consistently high rate of suicides there - 23.1 per 100,000.

Middle-age adults had the highest increase in suicides. If you know someone at risk of suicide, there are five steps you can take: 1. Crisis hotlines can save lives; so can psychiatric treatment.

"We do see increases in suicide associated with economic downturns, and it can take a long time for the recovery to kick in", Schuchat said.

Researchers have only recently begun to understand the elements of suicidal thinking that actually predict an attempt.

Increasing the use of alcohol or other drugs.
"So, when you put those things together, it can be hard to find help even when you want it", Trisha Kajimura, Mental Health America of Hawai'i Executive Director, said.

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