New CDC Report Finds Rise In Suicide Rates In Most States
The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a new spotlight on suicide.
Suicide rates increased in nearly every state in 2016, with rates increasing more than 30 percent of half of the states, according to a newly released report from the Centers for Disease Control.
The CDC says that more than 45,000 Americans age 10 and older died by suicide in 2016.
The CDC report found that suicide rates among women have risen at an even higher rate than the overall suicide rate, with significant increases in the suicide rate among women in 43 states.
The CDC researchers found that more than half of Americans who died by suicide had not been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
The CDC recommends that the government, health care system, employers, schools, and community organizations treat suicide as a public health issue and provides resources on its website.