CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said Monday that she is supporting federal legislation to provide funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish help lines and provide suicide prevention training for farm advocates.

From 1999 to 2016, rates increased in almost all states, ranging from a 6-percent increase in DE to a 57-percent increase in North Dakota.

"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.

SC accounted for one of the few states were it rose dramatically, increasing 38.3 percent, according to CDC statistics.

While suicide prevention efforts largely focus on identifying and providing treatment for people with mental health conditions, the majority of people who committed suicide did not have known mental health problems, according to the report.

"American suicide is predominantly a firearm issue".

In a year, millions more consider, plan and attempt to kill themselves.

Both states easily exceeded the nation as a whole, with the overall US suicide rate rising 25.4 percent.

The report states that from 1999-2016, nearly every USA state saw an increase in suicide rates; 25 of which saw increases of more than 30 percent each.

Still, Schuchat stressed that better recognition of mental health conditions and improved access to mental health care remain important in preventing suicides.

According to the report, the suicide rate in Minnesota jumped 40.6 percent over 18 years.

The CDC report notes many factors contribute to suicide with the most common being relationship problems, crisis in the past or upcoming two weeks, problematic substance use, physical health problem, and job or financial problem. "We don't think we can just leave this to the mental health system to manage".

Additionally, the report looked at the rates of emergency department visits for nonfatal self-harm, a major risk factor for suicide, which rose by 42 percent from 2001 to 2016. "That's equalizing not because men are [committing suicide] less but women are doing it more".

'This kind of "perfectionism" not only affects women, but, in light of Spade's suicide, it is something we can highlight, ' she added'.

The report said people without known mental health problems were more likely to die by firearms than those with known mental health problems. Suicide is very often an impulsive act, and a person who contemplates it can readily survive if no lethal weapon is at hand.

"The shocking statistic is to see Oklahoma's rate has changed so significantly", said Julie Summers, Mental Health Association Oklahoma's director of outreach and prevention.

New York City's Medical Examiner ruled fashion designer icon Kate Spade's death a suicide by hanging.

In light of its findings, the CDC has also released an accompanying 'technical package, ' which details the agency's recommenced policies and programs.

The first component it stresses is fostering connectedness. "We need to learn more about why New Hampshire has been experiencing these higher rates", she said. KDADS also offers training regarding suicide prevention.

The U.S. government goes into great detail in this report, with men making up 84 percent of suicides when no mental health issue is known.

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