It shows the growing severity of the issue

According to the data, almost 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide in 2016, making it the 10 leading cause of death.

"Our data show that the problem is getting worse", Schuchat said.

Suicides in Kansas rose 45 percent over the past 17 years, far outpacing the nation as a whole, according to a new federal report that said Kansas had one of the largest increases.

MA experienced a 35 percent increase in suicides from 1999 to 2016, but its suicide rate remains comparatively low: 10 per 100,000 people in 2014-2016, compared with 15.4 per 100,000 for the nation as a whole. Other problems often contribute to suicide risk, such as relationship problems, substance use, or financial or job stress.

The high proportion of older people who are white and low rates of religiosity in New Hampshire may also play a role, she said.

But the report found that many people who committed suicide had not been diagnosed with a mental illness. "We want improved access to care and better diagnostics, but we think that a comprehensive approach to suicide is what is needed".

'If we step back from the statistics, mental health does not discriminate, ' said Dr Shainna Ali, a Florida psychologist. "Over time, I figured out and learned through trial and error what worked for me to get past that feeling", said Mike Bushman of Naperville.

Her husband, Andy Spade, said "there was no indication and no warning that she would do this" and that his wife "was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years".

Firearms were found to be the most common method of suicide, again used by those both with and without mental health issues. With considerations to gender, significant suicide rate increases were observed among males and females in 34 and 43 states, respectively.

Overall, the rate rose to 15.4 per 100,000 in 2014-2016 from 12.3 per 100,000 in 1999-2001.

New figures show Minnesota's suicide rate has jumped in recent years.

Suicide rates climbed more than 30 percent in half the states, and 54 percent of the people who died by suicide didn't have a known mental-health condition, the report found. She told reporters, "We did see increases in younger and older people".

Only Nevada recorded a decline - of 1 percent - for the overall period, although its rate remained higher than the national average.

The CDC recommends that the government, health care system, employers, schools, and community organizations treat suicide as a public health issue and provides resources on its website.

"Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans - and it's a tragedy for families and communities across the country", said CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat.

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or thinking about suicide, talk to someone who can help, such as a trusted loved one, your doctor, your licensed mental health professional if you already have one, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

If you believe a loved one is considering suicide, do not leave him or her alone and try to get the person to seek help from a doctor or the nearest hospital emergency department or dial 911.

"When you look at suicides, people who attempt suicide if they use a firearm are 80 percent likely to succeed", Bollier said. You can also text HOME to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

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