CDC Reports Suicide Rising Across the US

CDC Vital Signs ™ Report

June 7, 2018

Suicide rising across the US

  • Nearly 45,000 lives lost to suicide in 2016.
  • Suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of states since 1999.
  • More than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.

Recent Post on @CDCDirector*

June 7, 2018 – Suicides are on the rise, up more than 30% in half of states since 1999. Healthcare providers can make services available by phone or online where treatments are not widely available. http://bit.ly/2Iim0W5 #VitalSigns

Recent Post on CDC Facebook*

June 7, 2018 – Suicides are rising across the US. Suicide is more than a mental health condition — states and communities can adopt comprehensive strategies to prevent suicide. Read more in new Vital Signs report: http://bit.ly/2Iim0W5

Recent Post on CDC Español

June 7, 2018 – Las tasas de suicidio aumentan por todos los EE. UU. El suicidio es más que una afección de salud mental. Los estados y las comunidades pueden adoptar estrategias abarcadoras para prevenirlo. Lea más en el nuevo informe de Signos Vitales. http://bit.ly/2sEMJ50

Recent Post on @CDCgov*

June 7, 2018 – Suicides are rising across the US. Suicide is more than a mental health condition — states and communities can adopt comprehensive strategies to prevent suicide. Read more in new #VitalSigns report: http://bit.ly/2Iim0W5

Recent Post on @CDCespanol

June 7, 2018 – Las tasas de suicidio aumentan por todos los EE. UU. El suicidio es más que una afección de salud mental. Los estados y las comunidades pueden adoptar estrategias abarcadoras para prevenirlo. Lea más en nuevo informe de #SignosVitales: http://bit.ly/2sEMJ50

*Includes a video

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Vital Signs is a CDC report that appears on the first Tuesday of the month as part of the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, or MMWR. The report provides the latest data and information on key health indicators. These are cancer prevention, obesity, tobacco use, motor vehicle passenger safety, prescription drug overdose, HIV/AIDS, alcohol use, health care–associated infections, cardiovascular health, teen pregnancy, food safety, and developmental disabilities.

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What to do if you believe someone is in crisis

If you believe someone is at immediate risk for suicide-they’re saying they intend to kill themselves and/or they have a plan-call 911 and do not leave the person alone under any circumstances. Remove anything they could use to hurt themselves, and escort them to an emergency room.

You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 741741 to message with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free.

 How to Recognize When Someone Is At Risk for Suicide

Understanding how to help someone who may be at risk for suicide is crucial toward reversing this trend.

How to help a loved one you believe is at risk

If you notice a drastic change in someone’s behavior that includes warning signs of suicide, don’t hesitate or assume someone else will intervene. Taking an active role to check on them could save their life

For more information please go to:

Source:  http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/how-to-recognize-when-someone-is-at-risk-for-suicide/ar-AAyoxfk?li=BBnba9O&ocid=iehp

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