Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death

Posted June 10, 2018

The deaths this week of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade come at at a time when new numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show suicide is on the rise.

They might talk about wanting to die or make plans for taking their life.

She says the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week take her right back to the day her father died.

Almost 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016.

Middle-age adults had the highest increase.

Health professionals didn't offer a reason for the increase but said suicides rarely result from a single factor. And ff you, or someone you know, is in a mental health crisis call 9-1-1.

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Rural states, she explained, are still recovering from economic downturns and residents tend to be more isolated, without access to proper care. Those with known mental health conditions were mostly men, but they were less likely to use firearms. It found that 54 percent of suicide victims did not have a known mental health condition.

The rates also climbed among all age groups, except for people over the age of 74.

Mental health problems, often undiagnosed, are usually involved and experts say knowing warning signs and who is at risk can help stop a crisis becoming a tragedy.

On Thursday, the CDC released a report showing every state has seen an increase over the past two decades; every state except for Nevada. The CDC said firearms are the most common methods of suicide. 3. You might say you're noticing behaviors that can be associated with thoughts of suicide, Buhse said, and then ask, "Are you thinking of killing yourself?" She has started a foundation in memory of her father called Jerry's Walk and she now serves as president of the board at the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.

(Undated) - Indiana's suicide rate is up sharply from 1999, but the state is not alone. "Over time, I figured out and learned through trial and error what worked for me to get past that feeling", said Mike Bushman of Naperville.

There is already a rise in suicide rates in the USA, increasing more than 25% since 1999.

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"For many of us who have been close to someone or lost someone we know that suicide happens and that we know it's a real risk out there".

It's now sparking the important discussion about mental health.

In addition to talking with loved ones, finding resources is key.

In the U.S., the National Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The ADAMHS Board operates the county's 24/7 suicide prevention crisis hotline at 216-623-6888.

Dr. Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, said the National Vital Statistics System is the "best system we have of keeping records in the country".

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