How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

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Allen, who has been at the department since 1998, said the state had the highest suicide rate in the nation when she started her work.

Staley said although he wasn't surprised by the numbers in the new CDC report, suicide death rates appear to have held steady in most recent years.

As shown in the map below from the CDC, Nevada is the only state that did not experience an increase in the rate of suicide-though it's still high at an average of 22 per 1,000 during years in the study period.

In Pennsylvania, the suicide rate has jumped more than 34 percent. But in some states, the increases are staggering. The suicide growth rate in Florida went up 10.6 percent - among the smallest increases in the nation.

The latest report, released Thursday, found that 45,000 people died by suicide in 2018.

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One day after the Center for Disease Control declared that suicide was a national problem, another celebrity has died after an apparent suicide. Middle-aged adults - ages 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase.

Experts said while people are shocked by Bourdain and Spade's deaths, the problem of death by suicide is enormous.

In 2016, almost 45,000 Americans ages 10 or older died by suicide, making it one of the country's top 10 causes of death.

"That includes a professional to help them with their thoughts of suicide", Egan said.

"Our data suggests that suicide is more than a mental health issue", she said.

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A new study on suicide trends in 27 states found that many victims acted after relationship problems or loss; substance misuse; physical health problems; or job, money, legal or housing stress.

"The most common method was firearm, followed by hanging or suffocation, followed by poisoning", Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, reveals.

"When you talk to them and they seem exhausted", Stamper said.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, self-harm, or is anxious, depressed, upset or needs to talk, call the 27/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the crisis text line at 741-741.

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they're in emotional distress.

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The highest suicide rate from 2014-2016 was in Montana, where 29.2 residents per 100,000 people took their own lives.

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