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The CDC said suicide rates in the US increased more than 30 per cent between 1999 and 2016. While the suicide rate increased in women, it's still 3 to 5 times higher in men. In 2016, almost 45,000 Americans aged 10 and older died by suicide. She said it was "very disturbing" to see how, based on news reports, Bourdain "pretty much imitated" Spade despite seeing the devastation her death caused her family.

Misty Vaughan Allen, a suicide-prevention coordinator at the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), told Newsweek that the department's work with the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention has helped lower the rate of suicide in the state.

The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which assigns letter grades to each state based on their strictness, grades each of those five states at a B+ level or higher.

Ask someone you're anxious about if they're thinking about suicide.

"Educating people about the ways they can get help, learning the warning signs, talking to each other, getting people better problem-solving skills, better access to health care, mental health specifically - we can definitely save lives by getting people the help that they need", Sikora said.

Why are suicides on the rise?

The time frame included the global financial crash in 2008, in which many lost their jobs and homes. Its rate jumped a staggering 40.6 percent between 1999 and 2016, the years covered in the CDC report.

A suicide study, conducted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, revealed the decision to attempt suicide is usually done on impulse.

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"Even though there are deaths by suicide and they are on the rise, what helps the most is telling stories of resiliency".

The most common method used to end one's life in the U.S. is by firearm.

Researchers found that more than half - 54 percent - of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.

(Undated) - Indiana's suicide rate is up sharply from 1999, but the state is not alone. Teens in North Dakota are three times more likely to die by suicide, Public News Service reported past year.

The CDC says there were a higher number of suicides in areas hard hit by the economic downturn, especially in rural areas in western states.

In an era of cell phones and when suicide prevention is a Google search away, an expert says as connected as we are, we are probably more isolated than we've ever been.

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