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Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC's principal deputy director, said that using firearms is the most common method of suicide, followed by hanging or suffocation, and then poisoning.

In 2016, almost 45,000 people lost their lives to suicide, making it one of the leading causes of death on the rise in the U.S.

About 3 to 4 females per 100,000 died by suicide in Maryland during that period. "Talk to a mental help professional or if they're already involved in a mental health professional get involved in the treatment of that individual".

CDC officials said suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. almost 45,000 people died by suicide nationwide in 2016, the report found.

"Suicide is 'multi-determined.' There's never just one reason", Julie Geddef of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services said.

In addition to talking with loved ones, finding resources is key.




In an era of cell phones and when suicide prevention is a Google search away, an expert says as connected as we are, we are probably more isolated than we've ever been. "If we only look at this as a mental health issue, we won't make the progress that we need".

He also said it's important to take time for yourself; staying active, eating well and setting aside time to do what you like to do can help with suicidal thoughts.

There are many risk factors and warning signs. That age group also had the highest rate. The most recent rates, for the years 2014 to 2016, ranged from a low of 6.9 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C., to a high of 29.2 per 100,000 residents in Montana.

Suicide rates in almost every state in the USA have spiked by 30 percent since 1999, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). North Dakota experienced a spike of almost 58 percent.

Abby Litovski is over the center's crisis and suicide line program and says since news of the suicides came out, they have certainly gotten an increase in calls this week. CNN confirmed the death, calling it a suicide.

"If the first person you talk to laughs at you or says, 'Oh just get out of it, you just got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, ' find another person because that's not the only person", said Keltz.

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