In 2016, almost 45,000 people lost their lives to suicide, making it one of the leading causes of death on the rise in the U.S.
In 2016, almost 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. You don't have to be a mental health professional to help.
Dr. Stone noted that historically some western states have the highest rates of suicide, which could be related to the fact that they tend to be more rural.
Buhse said anyone anxious about a friend or loved one should check in on them and use a direct approach.
"While suicide is nobody's fault, it's everybody's problem, and we all have a role to play in preventing suicide", Staley said.
Perhaps more worryingly, a total of 54 percent of people who died by suicide have not been diagnosed with a mental health condition. "We think that a comprehensive approach to suicide is what's needed".
"Sometimes we feel that if we talk about it, that someone may commit suicide, and yet really the opposite is true", Henderson said. The radio announcer, she said, encouraged listeners to look for warning signs in friends, neighbors, co-workers.
Previous studies have suggested economic downturns and the nation's opioid crisis contributed to the rise in middle-aged suicides. That age group also had the highest rate.
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North Dakota had the highest increase, at almost 58 percent over the studied time period.
"Suicides are preventable and it is okay to talk about suicide; if there is someone around you who is facing these challenges, find an appropriate time and a quiet place to talk to them; let them know you are there to listen".
Suicide is now the tenth leading cause of death for Americans.
"How do we break the silence around helping individuals that are struggling?"
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. Letting them hear themselves say it out loud could be enough.
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