How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

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The designer's husband, Andy Spade, has said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. "Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem-and something that is all around us". Utah continues to have one of the nation's highest rates for such deaths.

On an individual level, it's also crucial to look out for the people in your life, Schuchat says. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said it believes that happened May 30 in a Lowe's home improvement store's parking lot. "I just really want people to know they are valuable and they are priceless and God made them the way that they are to be a blessing to other people".

Majority of those who died without known mental health conditions are male (84 percent) and by firearm (51 percent).

"We found that many common life stressors were present in the period preceding the suicide, in relationship problems, financial and job issues, physical health concerns", said Dr. Anne Shuchat, deputy director with the Centers for Disease Control.

"Life is worth living and the pain that comes from losing somebody prematurely can be unbearable", he said. Rather, they're just exhausted of the pain. "If I say it, will they get that idea from me?'"

Professor Julie Cerel, president of the American Association of Suicidology, expressed the view that having better reporting standards could account for some of the increase, but also pointed to a lack of adequate funding for mental health research and preventative care.

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He also said it's important to take time for yourself; staying active, eating well and setting aside time to do what you like to do can help with suicidal thoughts.

"Be very bold with them".

- Ask them if they are thinking about killing themselves. Do you have a plan to die?

"If you're anxious about somebody you know ask open and clearly", Marx said. It may feel awkward. "There are clear steps anyone, anywhere can take to help someone at risk". Remember, you are never alone.

Abby Litovski is over the center's crisis and suicide line program and says since news of the suicides came out, they have certainly gotten an increase in calls this week.

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