Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

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Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

Previous studies have suggested economic downturns and the nation's opioid crisis contributed to the rise in middle-aged suicides.

The biggest increase in suicides was in North Dakota, where the rate jumped more than 57 percent.

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. "We don't think we can just leave this to the mental health system to manage".

" The Maryland chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers resources for people in need, including phone numbers for suicide prevention hotlines and links to find mental health professionals".

"It's not bad to go and get help", Jafary said.

Despite an increased awareness and more help available than ever before, there is still a stigma attached to reaching out for help.

The report released the same week two celebrities took their own lives.

That's according to a study conducted by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which also found that in 25 mainly western and mid-western states suicides have increased by 30 per cent.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and is rarely caused by a single factor, experts say.

Bourdain, 61, and Spade, 55, died three days and a continent apart this week amid a new USA report showing an uptick in suicides rates in almost every state since 1999. The number of suicides during that period peaked in 2014, when the state saw 606 suicides, the CDC reported.

"He taught all of us how to be an American overseas, how to travel, explore, how to experience the world", said Cullen.

Firearms were the leading method, accounting for about half of suicides. "So, when you put those things together, it can be hard to find help even when you want it", Trisha Kajimura, Mental Health America of Hawai'i Executive Director, said. In contrast, 12 out of 100,000 people died from suicide in 2012.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, self-harm, or is anxious, depressed, upset or needs to talk, call the 27/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the crisis text line at 741-741.

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