How to have tough conversations about mental health

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Suicide rates increased significantly in 44 states, with 25 recording increases of more than 30 percent.

For those who are contemplating suicide, Litovski says they try to connect them with resources like counselors, even hospitals if necessary.

These losses come the same week the CDC reported suicide has increased about 30 percent in the past twenty years.

"These findings are disturbing", Schuchat says. "From individuals and communities, to employers and health care professionals, everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide". There were 44,965 suicide deaths in 2016, according to CDC data.

They are numbers the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan says will only go down with awareness.

The CDC suggested a wide-ranging list of ways for communities to help those contemplating suicide.

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.

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The increases range from six percent in DE to 58 percent in North Dakota.

Montana had the highest suicide rate, at 29.2 per 100,000 people per year, while the District of Columbia had the lowest, at 6.9 suicides per 100,000 people per year.

While Bourdain may be remembered most for his TV show, Cullen says his impact on the food scene will remain. Middle-aged adults - ages 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase, rising to 19.2 per 100,000 in 2016 from 13.2 per 100,000 in 1999.

Family members or friends concerned about someone who is struggling can ask directly about suicide and remove firearms or any other means the person is considering from the home, said Jennifer Stuber, director of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington in Seattle.

If you ever feel like you need to talk through any tough situation, Kern's Crisis Hotline is a 24-hour line for help.

One bright spot, Schumer said is the 2017 creation of Zero Suicide, a federal program backed by $9 million that helps healthcare providers treat those with conditions that can lead to suicide ideation.

People often just need "a non-judgmental open ear to talk and for someone to just be able to listen to them and what is going on in the world", she said.

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