Kate Spade Laughs, Jokes With Husband in One of Her Final Interviews

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Kate Spade Laughs, Jokes With Husband in One of Her Final Interviews

Bourdain, 61, and Spade, 55, died three days and a continent apart this week amid a new USA report showing an uptick in suicides rates in almost every state since 1999.

If someone indicates that he or she is thinking about suicide or self-harm, it's best to help them connect with a mental health professional - but this may be easier said than done, Lieberman says. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death and one of just three leading causes on the rise.

Because it relies on Congress for funding, the CDC may have good reason not to emphasize the unique role of firearms in US suicide rates.

The CDC found that between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates rose by 25.4 percent nationally. "People are often anxious that if you ask someone [about suicide] you increase their likelihood of dying by suicide". And in Kentucky, they increased by 37 percent. Only Nevada did not record a rise. In more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people had no known mental health condition when they ended their lives.

The new report also found that, among US states and the District of Columbia, suicide rates varied fourfold in 2014-2016, from about 7 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C., to 29 per 100,000 residents per year in Montana.

The report found that firearms were the most common method of suicide for both those with and without mental illnesses.

Among the stark numbers in the CDC report was the one signaling a high number of suicides among people without a known mental health condition.

"Most people think it's teenagers and young people because that's what gets attention, but it's not", said Karen Heisig, a board member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Rochester.

The CDC recommends that states take a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention, and that everyone remain vigilant about possible warning signs.

The national conversation about suicide prevention has been reaching a crescendo, particularly after Spade, 55, was found dead in her Park Avenue home on Tuesday; her family has revealed she suffered from anxiety and depression before taking her own life.

Life stressors like relationship problems, substance abuse and problems with physical health conditions were also prominent factors in suicides, the CDC's data showed.

That said, there's not typically one "cause" of suicide.

"Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans, and it's a tragedy for families and communities across the country", Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC's principal deputy director, said in a statement.

Montana had the highest suicide rate of any state during 2014-16, at 29.2, nearly twice as much as Minnesota's. "For those who don't understand depression, when someone is in that place it's not because they want to die.it's because the ongoing, relentless darkness is too painful to endure anymore", she wrote. That indicates a large portion weren't diagnosed, "which suggests to me that they're not getting the help they need", he said.

"We have to keep working on stigma", Zietlow-DeJesus said.

In N.J.: New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735 or visit NJHopeline.com.

"I urge anyone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts or anxious about someone else to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255".

Brown said warning signs can include something as simple as talkative people becoming more quiet or the opposite- those who are normally quiet becoming more verbal; or letting their hygiene go as well as verbal cues.