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US suicide rate on rise: health agency

New CDC report shows troubling rise in nation's suicide rates

The issue has attracted additional attention this week after the death of designer Kate Spade, who was reportedly dealing with depression and anxiety.

Still, Schuchat stressed that better recognition of mental health conditions and improved access to mental health care remain important in preventing suicides.

This week's deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, 61, and style icon Kate Spade, 55, has once again put a spotlight on suicide prevention. Those trends apply to almost every segment of the US population: Suicide rates have increased in 44 states, among all racial and ethnic groups and in every age range except adults older than 75.

In the United State suicides the number of suicides has risen by 25% in the last few years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to a study of trends in suicide rates among individuals ten years of age and older, between 1999-2016, suicide rates rose significantly in 44 states.

Relationship problems are the most common trigger, but the CDC says multiple circumstances also contribute, from life crises to substance abuse and health and financial problems.

Erika Winter's father, Jeff, took his own life.

"What we see on the outside is not always how people are feeling", Enos said.

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Buhse said anyone anxious about a friend or loved one should check in on them and use a direct approach.

"He was really inspiring to people for his writing, for his cooking, and for his travel", Cullen said.

Experts note that mental illness may have been underreported in the study, either because the person who killed themself had not yet been diagnosed or because those left behind were not aware their loved one's condition.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain", CNN said in a statement to INSIDER on Friday morning.

- Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, self-harm, or is anxious, depressed, upset or needs to talk, call the 27/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the crisis text line at 741-741.

"If anything good" can come from these recent deaths, it's that they do get people talking and reaching out, she said. You can call the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center, which is the the Lifeline Center for Kansas.

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