The CDC report also found that 54 percent of people who died by suicide did not have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of their death. That's why I thought it was attractive and touching when our fellow Inc.com columnist Dave Kerpen - also a serial entrepreneur and a best-selling author - wrote a compelling and vulnerable article about why it's past time for us to work to destigmatize depression (the article that inspired this conversation can be found here).
"Why has government long ignored these facts on male mental health and suicides?"
But people are talking about suicide prevention - which Zimmerman said can be helpful.
The rate of suicide is highest in middle age - white men in particular. The Exchange on Thursday, June 14, will examine what's causing this rise in suicide deaths, and how N.H.is approaching this hard topic. In the years between 1999 and 2016, Wyoming's suicide rate has increased 39 percent.
If you experience a mental health crisis there is always help.
Warnings signs of suicidal ideation are similar to those of depression, such as big changes in personality or behavior, but some may not even show any signs. According to one recent study, one in 3 entrepreneurs struggles with depression. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention states that, based on CDC data, every 16 hours on average someone in the state dies by suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death. "From individuals and communities to employers and healthcare professionals, everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide". Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Through risk assessment, public education, better diagnosis and more widely available treatment, we can stem the rising suicidal tide and prevent people from carrying out this most tragic and irreversible act. Calls are answered by trained crisis workers.
If you or a loved one are in need of any help, the National Suicide Prevention organization has several resources and a 24/7 lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.
Checking in with loved ones is also a good idea, Gould said, and opens up a line of communication that otherwise might not have been there. Talk to each other. Locally, all we have to do is look at the suicide deaths in our county jails to see a small sampling of a larger problem.