Deaths of famous by their own hands highlight troubling trend

  • Deaths of famous by their own hands highlight troubling trend

Deaths of famous by their own hands highlight troubling trend

Perhaps more worryingly, a total of 54 percent of people who died by suicide have not been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

Although she's learned to cope with her depression and anxiety, Munn also revealed that she's dealt with suicidal thoughts several times in her life.

In 2016 alone, there were nearly 45,000 deaths from suicide.

The CDC recommended a public health approach to suicide prevention, which would require government, healthcare, employers, education system, community organizers and the media to work together to take steps to bring down the rates.

The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Friday, and of fashion designer Kate Spade on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the US and the world. If you're anxious about someone, she recommends taking action by "engaging in a conversation that goes a little bit deeper and letting them know that you're there, that you can listen to what they need you to listen to".

Suicide rates rose in every state in the nation besides Nevada.

In the CDC report it says in 2016, almost 45-thousand Americans ages 10 or older died by suicide.

Numerous factors seem to increase the risk of suicide, such as relationship problems, substance misuse, physical health challenges, financial issues or legal problems, the report found. Train to become a listener for Caring Contact, where we answer the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. "Suicide has been kind of a taboo conversation for many years", says Chief Clinical Officer Kelly Olson.

On an individual level, it's also crucial to look out for the people in your life, Schuchat says.

"The most important thing for people who have been ill enough for this to have been a risk is that they keep asking for help. You can't be afraid to say hey you seem like you're struggling can we talk about your situation?" Suicide rates were higher among males in Maryland, ranging from about 17 to 18 per 100,000 males.

You can also reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 if you are concerned about your mental health or someone else's.

High-profile suicides lead to more phone calls to suicide prevention centers and not always right away.

If you believe a loved one is considering suicide, do not leave him or her alone and try to get the person to seek help from a doctor or the nearest hospital emergency department or dial 911.