How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

"Suicide is just one of the three leading causes of death that are on the rise", the CDC's principal deputy director, Dr Anne Schuchat, said in a media briefing.

According to the study, the rate of suicide in the US rose almost 30 percent between 1999 and 2016.

Close to 45,000 people died by suicide in 2016, more than double the amount who died from homicide.

Clinical Psychologist Paula Bloom talked with 11Alive to help viewers gain a better understanding of mental health issues. The CDC also says that more than half of those who died by suicide were not diagnosed with a mental health condition.

The CDC report found that suicide rates among women have risen at an even higher rate than the overall suicide rate, with significant increases in the suicide rate among women in 43 states. It's not important to give details about suicide. "We think that a comprehensive approach to suicide is what's needed.


The routine of seeing your good friends every day can disappear, having your teacher that know you, having your counselor that know you has disappeared", said Zallar. While the study did not look at the potential reasons why that might be, Schuchat offered a possible explanation.

Rural states, she explained, are still recovering from economic downturns and residents tend to be more isolated, without access to proper care. Marx says 80 percent of people will give a definite warning sign they're considering suicide.

Veterans are also a key part of the demographics; while veterans make up only 8.5% of the population, they are 18% of adult suicides. Suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of states since 1999. States like Idaho, Montana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota have had the greatest increases: 38 to 58 percent. The Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force also has resources available to people who may not be able to afford extended counseling. The U.S. recorded 8,437 suicides in that age group; 233 were in Arizona.

- Remove any objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.

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. All calls are confidential.

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