Suicide rates rise across the US

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(Worthy News) - More than 45,000 people in the U.S. killed themselves in 2016, with the rate increasing in almost every state, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Suicide rates have risen 30 percent in roughly two decades, and it has become the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. More than half of people who die by suicide did not have a diagnosis for a mental health disorder. Life troubles, such as losing a job, abusing drugs or alcohol, or having physical health problems, contributed to the risk of suicide.

Suicide was highest among white men in middle age. Rates of suicide increased in every state except Nevada, whose rate fell by 1 percent. Rates were highest in Montana. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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