Forty-nine states saw significant increases in suicide rates in the last two decades.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report the suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by almost 25% between 1999 and 2016. North Dakota and Vermont saw the highest increases and Delaware the lowest. Nevada was the outlier with a slight decrease. Rates for both men and women are increasing, and more than 50% of people who committed suicide had no known mental health conditions.
PositiveTip: Know someone depressed, anxious, and abusing substances? Please encourage them to see a mental health professional immediately.