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Fri Jun 8, 2018, 05:04 PM

SUICIDE RATE: US Saw 25% Increase Since 1999, CDC Says

CNN, "Suicide Rate: US Saw 25% Increase Since 1999, CDC Says," June 7, 2018

Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to research published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.

More than half of those who died by suicide had not been diagnosed with a mental health condition, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC.

"These findings are disturbing. Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the US right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem -- and something that is all around us," Schuchat said.

The other two top 10 causes of death that are on the rise are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses, she noted.

In 2016 alone, about 45,000 lives were lost to suicide.

"Our data show that the problem is getting worse," Schuchat said...

MORE:https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/suicide-rate-us-saw-25percent-increase-since-1999-cdc-says/ar-AAylNWS

CDC Report, *SUICIDE RISING ACROSS THE US*, https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/suicide/

CDC Overview: Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US. Suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor.
In fact, many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. Other problems often contribute to suicide, such as those related to relationships, substance use, physical health, and job, money, legal, or housing stress.

Making sure government, public health, healthcare, employers, education, the media and community organizations are working together is important for preventing suicide. Public health departments can bring together these partners to focus on comprehensive state and community efforts with the greatest likelihood of preventing suicide..MORE above.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 05:07 PM

1. Growing recognition for 'Death with Dignity'

may be a factor. An interesting one.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:30 PM

2. Could be, I think physician assisted is in 7 US states.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 05:57 PM

3. The guess was that people less likely to do the 95 yr old wheelchair hang on long as possible route

Take their lives in their own wishes and hands.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:15 AM

4. Kick

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