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

Postado Junho 08, 2018

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control released a report that shows suicide rates have risen sharply in the United States. DE had the lowest increase at 5.9 percent. Almost 45,000 suicides occurred in the United States in 2016 - more than twice the number of homicides - making it the 10th-leading cause of death. Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Kansas, and Oklahoma each reported increases from 38-58%. The state's suicide rate ranked 19th overall.

This is part of its larger call on entire communities - beginning at the family level and expanding all the way up to society as a whole - to come together to watch out for suicidal behavior and make help more accessible.

Firearm ownership is common, and Delaney said "the literature is getting pretty strong" that states with easier access to guns have higher suicide rates. "I'm not worth living", Brown said.

"It's important that we think about this in more broad terms than just as a mental health condition", Schuchat says.

For immediate help if you are in a crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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

The new report also found that, among US states and the District of Columbia, suicide rates varied fourfold in 2014-2016, from about 7 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C., to 29 per 100,000 residents per year in Montana. Suicide is very often an impulsive act, and a person who contemplates it can readily survive if no lethal weapon is at hand. Urban counties had a rate of 17.

"Our data suggests that suicide is more than a mental health issue", Schuchat said.

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.

Pulling data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) that observed contributing circumstances to suicide in decedents with and without known mental health conditions in 27 states in 2015, researchers reported that 54% did not have a known mental health condition.

Problems with relationships, physical health, money, jobs or housing can lead people to take their own lives, the report stated.

"Many of us have been personally impacted by this unfortunate reality", KDHE Chief Medical Officer said.

Among those who committed suicide who did not have a known psychiatric condition, 84 percent were men and 16 percent were women.

This recommendation, however, is only really useful if suicide is a generally predictable phenomenon. They were the source of about half of all suicides, the researchers say, and that percentage has stayed stable over the years. Barbara Bollier, a Mission Hills Republican, has introduced red flag legislation several times.

"When someone is feeling acutely suicidal and they have access to a firearm, that's a unsafe place to be", Summers said.

The dramatic rise in opioid addiction also can't be overlooked, experts say, though untangling accidental from intentional deaths by overdose can be hard.