The 'trend' that is troubling the US


Suicide rates rose steadily in almost every state from 1999 to 2016, increasing 25percent nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday.

The figures were released two days after the death by suicide of celebrity designer Kate Spade and a day before the death by suicide of chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. "Increases in suicide tend to correlate with economic downturns", she said, and this generation has been hit particularly hard by economic hardship in recent years.

"Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor", the CDC reports. But that doesn't mean it is not a mental health issue, as CDC suggest by saying that is just one factor, that may mean it is a diagnosis issue.

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Mental Health experts say the reality is the pain doesn't go away, it's only transferred to the families the victims leave behind. In more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people had no known mental health condition when they ended their lives. In half of all states, suicide rates increased by 30% or more.

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From 2007 to 2017, the number of suicides in Cuyahoga County has gradually increased, with some years being much worse than others, according to Hugh Shannon at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office. "We want improved access to care and better diagnostics, but we think that a comprehensive approach to suicide is what is needed".

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There is already a rise in suicide rates in the U.S., increasing more than 25% since 1999.

"One of the things we keep coming back to when these surprising events happen is you never know what is in somebody's head", he said.

Buhse said anyone anxious about a friend or loved one should check in on them and use a direct approach.

Another way to help is by supporting the nonprofits that provide suicide counseling, prevention and education.

"Someone doesn't say, 'Wow, they had everything".

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, self-harm, or is anxious, depressed, upset or needs to talk, call the 27/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the crisis text line at 741-741.