How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

Sergio Cunningham
June 9, 2018

"It points to the need for a comprehensive approach to prevention".

Deborah Stone, lead author of the study and a behavioral scientist at the CDC, said Thursday, "We typically see that firearms make up about half of all suicides, and that tends to be pretty consistent". Suicide deaths in Colorado saw a 34.1 increase during the years studied.

Since her father's suicide, Williams has committed herself to the cause of suicide prevention and education.

Middle-age adults had the highest increase in suicides.

In exactly half of US states, the suicide rate increased more than 30 percent.

The 37-year-old actress has opened up about her personal struggles on Instagram following the death of TV chef Anthony Bourdain, who died aged 61 after committing suicide in a hotel in France.

Although suicide is often attributed exclusively to mental health conditions, it is rarely caused by a single factor, the researchers said. But that doesn't mean it is not a mental health issue, as CDC suggest by saying that is just one factor, that may mean it is a diagnosis issue. Tell the person you care about them and that you want to help them.

The CDC report notes many factors contribute to suicide with the most common being relationship problems, crisis in the past or upcoming two weeks, problematic substance use, physical health problem, and job or financial problem.

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The report says that in 27 states, 54 percent of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition - however, they note that individuals may have had mental health problems that were never diagnosed.

Despite the increase, MA still has one of the nation's lowest per capita suicide rates, ranking 48th.

Suicide can be prevent through intervention and treatment and that's where McEnroe and his team at Emerge Family Therapy come in. "The conversation about firearms and suicide doesn't have to be a debate about the Second Amendment".

Research shows that the decision to attempt suicide is often made quickly, in an impulsive way, says Robert Gebbia, the head of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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"We know this is about an illness and as people get sicker and sicker and close to suicide, they can't communicate to everyone very logically, very clearly - 'here's the step I'm going to take at this time and in this way, '" said Reidenberg. CDC also found that access to medications and weapons influenced the upward trend in suicides. They said news reporting in graphic detail about celebrity suicides was another contributor.

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

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

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