Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain

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The one state that didn't see a spike? Arizona's rate rose 17 percent during that period.

In fact, according to the CDC report, 54 percent of people who die by suicide "are not known to have a diagnosed mental-health condition at the time of death".

Some of the highest spikes are in northern and central US states.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.

Police say she hanged herself inside her NY apartment.

This week saw the sudden deaths of Bourdain and designer Kate Spade.


Numerous factors seem to increase the risk of suicide, such as relationship problems, substance misuse, physical health challenges, financial issues or legal problems, the report found. "I know those feel like harsh questions, but that's the real question that needs to be asked and answered", said Enos about the questions you need to ask. "To remain steady, we and our communities are working very hard for prevention". Train to become a listener for Caring Contact, where we answer the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have risen dramatically across most of the country in the past three decades. Suicide rates were higher among males in Maryland, ranging from about 17 to 18 per 100,000 males. Dr. Cruz says suicide prevention is all about getting people the right information before it is too late.

According to the Nevada DHHS statistics, 57 percent of suicides are carried out with a firearm.

In Lackawanna County, after 43 suicides in 2015, and 42 in 2016, the number dropped to 32 in 2017, Coroner Timothy Rowland said.

"Talk to a professional, such as a doctor, mental health professional, counselor, or social worker", the WHO said.

In just one week, two high profile celebrities were found dead after authorities said they committed suicide. "So that's where educating and bringing about awareness is how we save lives".

She says concerned loved ones shouldn't be afraid to start a conversation about mental health or suicide. But suicide-prevention advocates are emphasizing that hotlines do help and people's calls will go through, despite the surge this week.

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