Recent CDC report finds rates increasing

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Earlier this week, American handbag designer Kate Spade, 55, took her own life, sparking renewed calls for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Pro - who has previously spoken of his struggles with anxiety and depression - said: "Social media is both good and bad".

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the mental health condition is up 25 percent across the country. In Arizona, the CDC reports a 17.3 percent increase in suicides from 1999 to 2016.

In 2016, almost 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide.

After decades of research, effective prevention strategies are lacking.

The CDC report recommends that states take a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention and address the range of factors contributing to suicide.

Guidelines for reporting on suicides, drawn from the latest scientific research, are consistent in saying that journalists should steer away from reporting the method used. "If they're expressing feelings of hopelessness, I would encourage anyone to ask the question: 'When it gets that way for you, do you ever think of ending your life?' and just like that".

The number of people taking an open-ended prescription for an antidepressant is at a historic high. It's a subject that makes some people uncomfortable.

Or if I'm over thinking I need to do something that stops me from thinking about things - so exercise. The others are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses.

In Massachusetts, middle-aged men from 35 to 65 account for the largest number of suicide deaths, in part because they're less likely to seek help.

But one recent study, by Danish researchers, supported the benefits of therapeutic intervention. Vermont, New Hampshire and ME, all in New England, had among the highest rates of increase in suicides.

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While tragic, the deaths of Spade and Bourdain could help spread the message that suicides can be prevented, experts said.

The statement noted that many people in the United States do not have access to mental health services when needed. Often the act is impulsive.

"Suicide affects us all", Cerel said in the release. Bourdain was filming one of his clever, humorous shows in Strasbourg, France, when his body was discovered.

"With all of us working together and by collectively making a massive investment in suicide prevention research, resources and quality mental health care we can and we will reverse the rising suicide rate". "It's a hard idea to test, but it's possible that a cultural script may be developing among some segments of our population", said Julie Phillips, a sociologist at Rutgers. "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he said. Particularly among younger people, Phillips said, "We are seeing somewhat more tolerant attitudes toward suicide". Spade's sister said she believed Spade suffered from bipolar disorder.

The aggressive marketing of opioids by Purdue Pharma and others eased some of that pain - and helped create a generation of addicts, tens of thousands of whom die each year.

The body of designer Kate Spade is removed from her apartment building in NY on June 5, 2018.

"Historically, men had higher death rates than women", she noted.

"When you do a psychological autopsy and go and look carefully at medical records and talk to family members of the victims", he said, "90 percent will have evidence of a mental health condition".

"It's shameful. We would never tolerate that in other areas of public health and medicine", Insel said.

The National Suicide Prevetion Lifeline is available at 1-800-273-TALK.