The 'trend' that is troubling the US

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Anthony Bourdain, 61, was found dead on Friday in an apparent suicide, according to reports.

The suicide rate in Nevada has remained steady, according to a new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

The suicide rate across the United States has risen 30 percent since 1999, and almost 45,000 people took their lives in 2016, officials said Thursday. "Talking about suicide with someone who maybe even thinking about it can actually prevent it from happening". The increases were particularly stark in the intermountain West, including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, North and South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota and Oklahoma.

"I have lived with anxiety and sporadic bouts of depression for most of my adult life", Munn wrote alongside a post listing worldwide suicide hotlines.

According to another report by the CDC, 10 out of 100,000 people died from suicide in 2005.


"It's a national problem of wide scope that we need comprehensive approaches for", said Anne Schuchat, a CDC deputy director.

"We are highly aware we still have high rates, but we will never give up".

With or without mental health conditions, people who commit suicide do so for a variety of reasons.

Experts said while people are shocked by Bourdain and Spade's deaths, the problem of death by suicide is enormous. Suicide is now the 10th most common cause of death in the U.S. It is one of just three leading causes, along with Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses, that are on the rise.

The new CDC report states half of the country has seen a more than 30 percent increase in suicide rates since 1999.


Developed in Switzerland, the programme is based on the belief that it is more helpful to view suicide as an action taken in order to reach a goal, rather than simply a symptom of mental illness.

The majority of suicide victims the CDC tracked in 2015-16 had no previously diagnosed mental health condition. They are numbers the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan says will only go down with awareness.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

"If the first person you talk to laughs at you or says, 'Oh just get out of it, you just got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, ' find another person because that's not the only person", said Keltz.

" The Crisis Text Line (741741) provides counseling through texts with volunteers who offer collaborative problem solving".


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