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

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

'But if we look into women from there, understanding that suicide is a problem across all categories.men commit suicide at a higher rate, but it's a greater increase in women'. The CDC has calculated that suicides from opioid overdoses almost doubled between 1999 and 2014, and data from a 2014 national survey showed that individuals addicted to prescription opioids had a 40 percent to 60 percent higher risk of suicidal ideation.

A 2017 Kansas report on suicide prevention from the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council listed promoting funding opportunities for suicide prevention among its recommendations. And so that's one of the things that this study really shows us.

Suicide by stateThe study also broke down the data by state and found suicide rates varied widely.

The most extreme increase from 1999 to 2016 was in North Dakota, with a 57.6 percent rise.

And the controversial Netflix series "13 Reasons Why", which follows a high school girl who takes her own life after being bullied and sexually assaulted, has sparked discussion about the alarming rates of teen suicide, in particular, which has also seen a frightening increase.

The findings were published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The data also shows that about 22%-24% of people who died by suicide, regardless of whether or not they had a diagnosed mental health condition, disclosed their intent at some point, underscoring the importance of taking such comments seriously.

Among those who committed suicide and who had known mental health conditions, 67.2% had a history of treatment for mental health or substance abuse conditions, and 54 percent were in treatment at the time of their suicide. "Comprehensive statewide suicide prevention activities are needed to address the full range of factors contributing to suicide", the report said.

"None of this is surprising information, which is not to trivialize its importance".

"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.

Dr Ali stresses that the primary goal should be to "empower" people to recognize the signs of suicide risk in themselves and others in order to put a stop to the rising rates of suicide in the US.

Though more than half of people who died of suicide had no diagnosis, only 16 percent of those were women. "It's also about other methods of suicide, such as hanging, suffocation, poisoning, and the like". It's important to talk about this issue, and end the stigma. "The conversation about firearms and suicide doesn't have to be a debate about the Second Amendment".

The CDC suggested that limiting access to lethal means - such as medications and firearms - among people at risk of suicide could help prevent suicide.

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Prevention efforts are best done when "people can get help solving the underlying drivers of the problems causing them to feel hopeless and despair", Stuber said. "And there's good research to support that".

Vermont is home to a high proportion of white people, and whites as a group have higher suicide rates than ethnic groups.

He points out, for example, that the nation now has no federally funded suicide prevention program for adults.