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US suicide rate on rise: health agency New CDC report shows troubling rise in nation's suicide rates
Stacy Diaz | 10 June, 2018, 22:43

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

The Kansas suicide rate is growing much faster than the national average.

Majority of those who died without known mental health conditions are male (84 percent) and by firearm (51 percent).

Minnesota's rates were up 40 percent, and South Dakota was up 44 percent.

Suicide rate increases ranged from just under 6 percent in DE to over 57 percent in North Dakota, the report said.

In the CDC report it says in 2016, almost 45-thousand Americans ages 10 or older died by suicide.

Contributing factors included "relationship problems or loss, substance misuse; physical health problems; and job, money, legal or housing stress", said the report.

For those living anywhere else the International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide can provide contact details for suicide help.

"This is essentially a problem everywhere-a problem that's getting worse", says Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of CDC. Even New Jersey, with a relatively low rate of 9.2 per 100,000, still saw an increase. Noting that suicide is "very rare" among those with chronic depression, Stone said friends, families and co-workers should not overlook the risk of self-harm among people who have never been diagnosed with mental illness.

The back to back deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are part of a disturbing trend.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the USA and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.

The most common method used to end one's life in the United States is by firearm.

The highest suicide rate from 2014-2016 was in Montana, where 29.2 residents per 100,000 people took their own lives.

"If anything good" can come from these recent deaths, it's that they do get people talking and reaching out, she said.

The World Health Organization- Philippines is encouraging individuals who are battling mental health problems to seek support from their families or health professionals.

Munn also issued a plea to those struggling with suicidal thoughts: "Please listen to me-from someone who is telling you that she's been where you are-when I say that SUICIDE IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE", she wrote.