CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

How to look for suicide warning signs

CDC researchers also found that nationwide more than half of those who died by suicide did not have a diagnosed mental health condition.

Experts say the recession, housing stress, relationship problems and substance abuse are all contributing factors.

Firearms were the most commonly reported method of suicides (48.5%), though decedents with known mental health conditions were less likely to die by firearm (40.6%) and more likely to use strangulation (31.3%) or poisoning (19.8%) than those without (26.9% and 10.4%, respectively).

Suicide prevention largely focuses on addressing mental health treatment, the CDC found, suggesting that a wider variety of preventive measures could be taken.

"Suicide in this country really is a problem that is impacted by so many factors".

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or thinking about suicide, talk to someone who can help, such as a trusted loved one, your doctor, your licensed mental health professional if you already have one, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department. In 1932, during the Great Depression, the rate was 22 per 100,000, among the highest in modern history.

The past three decades have presented a morbid puzzle.

The high proportion of older people who are white and low rates of religiosity in New Hampshire may also play a role, she said.

The increases were considered statistically significant in 44 of the states, with adjustments made for age, state, and sex across the 6 consecutive 3-year time periods observed. Among middle-aged people across the country, marriage rates have declined, and social isolation has increased.

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The report says entire communities should be involved in preventing suicide. But suicide is such an unpredictable, often impulsive act that no single intervention has proved sufficient. "Every step feels like it's an uphill stretch, but you just keep going and keep going and eventually you get to that summit, and the view when you get there is just spectacular", he said.

The authors suggested that to curb this trend, health officials must shift their focus from exclusively identifying people who are already suicidal and stopping further attempts, to raising awareness of the risk factors among the general population.

A study published last week by the American Psychiatric Association evaluated red flag measures in CT and in and found those laws were associated with a 7.5 percent reduction in firearm suicides in the 10 years after their enactment.

These red-flag laws "have generated interest in response to high-profile homicides, but in practice far more guns have been seized due to concerns of suicide risk", said Aaron Kivisto, a co-author of the study with Peter Lee Phalen.

To be fair, the CDC does issue a mild recommendation regarding guns in its press release announcing the study: "Reduce access to lethal means - such as medications and firearms - among people at risk of suicide".

In 2015, most of the people who died by their own hands had alcohol or some sort drug in their blood, including tranquilizers like Valium or Xanax, and opioids.

"Any change in behavior patterns, withdrawing, sadness, irritability, anger, and losing their temper more quickly - those would all be indicators that possibly that person's mental health is deteriorating", says Dr. Christine Moutier of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For example, if you are anxious someone is feeling suicidal, don't be afraid to ask the question and "open the conversation", Summers said.

Brown reminds you don't need to be suicidal yourself to call a prevention hotline.

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