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How to have tough conversations about mental health

11 June 2018

The report comes as the deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef, writer and TV personality Anthony Bourdain this week, both of apparent suicide, have thrust the issue into the national spotlight.

The data also shows that about 22%-24% of people who died by suicide, regardless of whether or not they had a diagnosed mental health condition, disclosed their intent at some point, underscoring the importance of taking such comments seriously.

Rather than speculating "why they did it", the public should focus on "how to prevent it", especially in the wake of celebrity suicides, Geddef said. The U.S. recorded 8,437 suicides in that age group; 233 were in Arizona.

But people can work to reverse that trend, experts said. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said it believes that happened May 30 in a Lowe's home improvement store's parking lot.

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"We have people calling and saying, 'Hey, what's this about?"

Majority of those who died without known mental health conditions are male (84 percent) and by firearm (51 percent). Middle-aged adults - ages 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Marx says we should pay close attention to our friends, family, and coworkers and anyone else we have regular interactions with. Rather, they're just exhausted of the pain.

"While the rates aren't going down, and that's certainly not good, they aren't increasing at the same rate that they were", he said.

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"I have suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts and was always ashamed".

"But to make matters more troubling, while the numbers shot up, the federal government has back-burnered the crisis of suicide by flat-funding critical prevention programs and efforts aimed at reaching people during their darkest hours to try and rescue them", Schumer said.

"Be very bold with them". Do you have a plan to die? You might say you're noticing behaviors that can be associated with thoughts of suicide, Buhse said, and then ask, "Are you thinking of killing yourself?" It may feel awkward. "They're still alive", she said. Take a suicide intervention course. Outside of the USA, please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources. The direct line to her crisis center is 516-679-1111.

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How to have tough conversations about mental health