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"I can't believe they got cancer.' But we still say that about suicide or depression", said Smith.

"There are mental health components, but also there's relationships, employment, a lack of connectedness that we might see in males that increases the risk for suicide", said Misty Vaughan Allen, Nevada's state suicide prevention coordinator. But there are some warning signs to watch out for.

Close to 45,000 people died by suicide in 2016, more than double the amount who died from homicide.

Buhse said anyone anxious about a friend or loved one should check in on them and use a direct approach. "Anytime anyone you know makes a comment about wanting to die or "I want to kill myself" - take it seriously", Schabbing said. More than half did not have a known mental health diagnosis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures Thursday on suicide rates across the U.S. According to the report, the suicide rate in Minnesota jumped 40.6 percent over 18 years.

Their deaths came the same week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study showing suicide rates in the U.S. are on the rise in nearly every state. "Someone who has had a suicide attempt, even if it's taking aspirin or a suicide attempt", he said. Show empathy for what that person is going through.

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"The crisis center has always been a very busy unit for Journey Mental Health", said Peter Zallar, Journey Mental Health.

A few days ago fashion designer Kate Spade also committed suicide, with her husband declaring he did not know she was at risk. "Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the USA right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem - and something that is all around us", Schuchat said.

Another way to help is by supporting the nonprofits that provide suicide counseling, prevention and education.

How are you coping with what's been happening in your life? She said celebrity suicides also typically prompt an increase in calls to suicide help lines.

Zallar said ask questions. I really understand.' But mostly are listening and empathic. So a lot of us are worrying, is there someone on our teams or one of our friends who are kind of at the edge?

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.

  • Ismael Montgomery