Suicide is now the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.
With almost 45,000 suicides across the country in 2016, the report described suicide as a "growing public health problem" and said a variety of factors may contribute to the increase.
In 2016, 72 suicides were reported in Berks County.
Marilyn Pasquarelli, a licensed professional counselor at Westbrook Health Services, said people need to remove the stigma of mental health issues.
Many people who died by suicide, according to the report, had recently experienced hard life events such as relationship problems, physical ailments, financial stress and job or home loss. We reached out to experts about where those who are struggling can turn to for help. Train to become a listener for Caring Contact, where we answer the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
"We need to ramp up the funding for suicide prevention efforts across the board, triage the flat-funding and extend the hand of the federal government to the communities, caregivers and families coping with such a painful problem", Schumer said. At the time she was three months pregnant and had a toddler. she says the most important tool for healing is asking for help. "There are other factors going on", said Heisig. Rates have risen steadily in most age and ethnic groups, even as rates of psychiatric treatment and diagnosis have also greatly increased. While the study did not look at the potential reasons why that might be, Schuchat offered a possible explanation.
He also said with the school year coming to an end for many districts, keep a close eye on your kids. In the one-year analysis of 27 states, opioids were found in 31 percent of the 3,003 suicides involving drug overdoses.
The study also broke down the data by state and found suicide rates varied widely. Suicide rates were higher among males in Maryland, ranging from about 17 to 18 per 100,000 males. The United States has a total 25 percent increase, CNN reports. Percentage increases over this time ranged from just under 6 percent in DE to over 57 percent in North Dakota. According to the USA Today, the deaths of Spade and Bourdain have led to a rise in the number of calls made to suicide prevention hotlines.