Skip to comments.Dramatic rise in suicides is "more than a mental health issue," CDC says
Posted on 06/07/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade, new government research sheds light on a disturbing increase in suicides in the United States. 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 is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.
The rate of suicide in the U.S. rose nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2016.
In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide.
While prevention efforts mainly focus on identifying and providing treatment for people with mental illness, experts say suicide is rarely caused by a single factor.
In fact, researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide during the study period did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death.
"Our data suggests that suicide is more than a mental health issue," Schuchat said. "We think that a comprehensive approach to suicide is what's needed. If we only look at this as a mental health issue, we won't make the progress that we need."
The study serves as a reminder, she says, that if someone in your life recently lost a job, ended a relationship, or is having some other life crisis, it's important to reach out.
"Those are the times to really support each other," Schuchat said.
The report found that firearms were the most common method of suicide for both those with and without mental illnesses.
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The study also broke down the data by state and found suicide rates varied widely. The most recent rates, for the years 2014 to 2016, ranged from a low of 6.9 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C., to a high of 29.2 per 100,000 residents in Montana.
During the entire study period, rates of suicide increased in nearly every state. Percentage increases over this time ranged from just under 6 percent in Delaware to over 57 percent in North Dakota.
People in DC just murder each other. Living in DC when you have a choice to go somewhere else borders on insanity.
Can be linked to social media use and massive reduction of one on one physical contact between teenagers. For example, Teenage pregnancies are down. Same reasons.
The game of life is hard to play
I’m gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I’ll someday lay
So this is all I have to say...
This is what happens when everybody gets a trophy, you never learn to handle life’s ups and downs. Between that and pushing gender confusion as the norm doesn’t help.
No, it is a mental health issue.
At best, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Ever think in part it may be the fact that an entire generation has been told how great they are despite having achieved nothing? When you are told you can do whatever you want as a child, then reality hits you as an adult you have no idea how to cope because you never had to cope with anything in your life.
So global warming or Trump?
Spades husband says there were no signs that she would do this, then turns around and says she was being treated for depression for the past 5 years.
Meh, I can take or leave that song. If you please.
Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Uh-huh. Let me get this straight...suicide at home is WRONG according to the CDC...but if you just call it ‘euthanasia’ and a doctor kills you then it’s just fine by the CDC.
Wonder what the state by state per capita numbers are versus the increase. Suppose DC already had a high rate, then the rate of increase would likely be smaller.
“...ranged from a low of 6.9 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C.”
Sociopaths probably have a very low suicide rate.
Life is a temporary problem.
No. It is a spiritual issue.
The report found that ALL of them watched FAKE NEWS!!!
No. It is a spiritual issue.
Whites commit suicide far more than blacks.
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