Suicide Rates Rising

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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.