Health & Fit The US suicide rate has increased 30% since 2000 — and it tripled for young girls

17:21  14 june  2018
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The US suicide rate has increased 30 % since 2000 — and it tripled for young girls . The rise was especially large among young girls from 10 to 14, but it went up for females in every age group and for all men under 75.

The suicide rate increased for Americans of both sexes and nearly all age groups between 1999 and 2014, but there's one contingent that's been hit particularly hard: young teen girls . A study released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • The suicide rate in the US jumped 30% from 2000 to 2016, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • The rise was especially large among young girls from 10 to 14, but it went up for females in every age group and for all men under 75.
  • The suicide rate among females increased 50%, while the rate for males increased 21%.

  • Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for all Americans from ages 10 to 34.

The suicide deaths of designer Kate Spade and globe-trotting chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain last week are tragic reminders of a troubling trend unfolding across the US.

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Suicide rates increased for most age groups, from ages 10-74. For females, the greatest increase came from young girls ages 10-14, whose rates tripled , and for males, the largest increase came from men ages 45-64.

The annual rate of death by suicide has steadily risen in the US since the turn of the millennium, according to a new report released this week by the Centers for On a state level, rates of suicide rose across 44 states and Washington DC, with 25 states seeing an increase of more than 30 percent.

More Americans of all stripes are committing suicide every year, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. New data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reveals that between 2000 and 2016, the suicide rate rose by 30% across the US.

"Among women, the rate has increased 50%. For men, it's close to 40%," public health physician Holly Hedegaard from the National Center for Health Statistics told Business Insider. "That's some pretty big change in a pretty short period of time."

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for all Americans from 10 to 34 years old.

"Historically we know that women tend to attempt more suicide, where men were more tending to complete suicide," psychiatry and gynecology professor Natalie Rasgon, who directs the Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health, told Business Insider. "The fact that we have now such a profound, steady increase in the accomplished suicide rate among women is very disturbing."

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The suicide rate for Americans in almost all age ranges has increased since 1999, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the group whose suicide rate has increased the most is that of girls between 10 and 14 years of age.

The suicide rate among teenage girls continues to rise and hit a 40-year high in 2015, according to a new analysis released Thursday. Overall suicide rates have gone up 28 percent since 2000 , he said.

What the CDC data shows

According to the CDC, the suicide rate increased by about 1% every year from 2000 to 2016, then doubled to 2% increases every year from 2006 to 2016. 

The highest female suicide rate in 2016 was in women from ages 25 to 64. 

"These are women in their prime years," Rasgon said. "At that time, women should be forward thinking and hopeful."

The suicide rate among young teen girls is now nearly triple what it was in 2000. Some experts worry that young teens are especially susceptible to suicide contagion, a controversial phenomenon in which news of one suicide may prompt more deaths. 

Men's suicide rates are still higher than women's overall, however, and there's been a troublingly steep increase in suicides of men from age 45 to 64 as well. The only age group that didn't experience a rise in suicide rates from 2000-2016 was men over 75 years old, who already had the highest suicide rate of all.

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In the United States , broadly speaking, the rate increased from the 1960s to the late-1980s, declined until 2000 , and has since risen again to its 1980s peak. The rate of youth suicide tripled in the second half of the 20th century.

About Us . Today, 1 in 12 students have made a suicide plan. The biggest reasons for suicidal thoughts are from depression and stress about things like competition among students, high tuition costs, and the economy.

The US is having a mental health crisis

Paying bills © Provided by Business Insider Paying bills The reasons why suicide rates are climbing may be as complex as the solutions. Some experts believe that the trend might be partly linked to the economic recession. But US suicide rates have risen among nearly every age group of men and women, from 10 year olds on up. 

Most experts agree that a lack of good mental health care is at the core of the suicide problem.

"We have a serious, national problem in terms of adequate recognition of psychiatric illnesses and their treatment," psychiatrist and neurochemist John Mann, who studies the causes of depression and suicide a Columbia University, told Business Insider earlier this month.

"We're missing most of these cases, that's really the bottom line," he said. 

Another issue is that many medications include depression as a potential side effect. New research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that 37.2% of adults in the US are taking medication with a potentially depressive side effect. 

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Although men have higher rates of suicide than women, the rate for women has risen sharply in recent years, increasing by 47 percent from 1999 to 2014. Since 1999, the rate of drug overdose death for young men tripled , rising to 17.6 deaths per 100,000 in 2014.

In teens, there was a 200 percent jump among girls aged 10 to 14, and a 43 percent increase in men aged 45 and 64. "You can't just say it 's confined to one age group or another for males and females. Meanwhile, teen boys also saw high rates of suicide , up by 37 percent since 1999; and yet, they had

Rasgon said that the reason many people aren't getting help when they need it is because they can't afford it. In the US, where care is more expensive than anywhere else, Rasgon believes many cases go undiagnosed and untreated. 

"There are a number of very severe mental illnesses associated with suicide as the ultimate, horrible complication of the illness," she said. "Even if they realize that they have emotional disturbances... they do not have access to healthcare." 

This is especially true among people who experience extreme mood swings associated with bipolar disorder. Early intervention and treatment is key, because the longer people go untreated, the more likely they are to be at risk for depression, suicide, and other complications like increased drug and alcohol use, unemployment, and relationship issues.

Rasgon also worries that some people might be treating symptoms of depression, like chronic physical pain, with drugs that are designed for other purposes (rather than medication for depression). 

"A lot of people who have depression and anxiety experience physical symptoms," she said. "Rather than understanding their mental health, they get medication to treat the symptoms."

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Why have youth- suicide rates increased so much even as suicide among adults and the elderly has fallen? While some of the facts are well-known, others are not. 5.1.1 Since 1950, Suicide Has Tripled among Youths and Fallen among Older Adults and the Elderly.

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that between 2007 and 2015 the suicide rate among girls aged 15-19 doubled, while it tripled for younger girls , aged 12-14. The analysis was based on government records kept since 1975.

What's more, people with depression are at higher risk for a range of other health issues. According to a 2018 report on Americans with health insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, people diagnosed with severe depression are "twice as likely to suffer from one or more other chronic diseases, three times as likely to suffer from pain-related disorders and injuries, and seven times as likely to suffer from alcohol or substance use disorders" when compared with people who do not have major depression.

What to do if you're worried someone might be suicidal

Depression and mental illness can't be willed away, and it's not a character flaw. Remember that traumatic events that could lead to depression can happen to anyone, and more than 1 in 20 Americans suffer from depression on any given day.

But there are a few warning signs to keep an eye out for if you're worried that someone close to you may be suicidal. These include: 

  • Threatening to hurt or kill him/herself
  • Looking for ways to complete suicide, like getting access to pills or a gun
  • Talking about death, dying, or suicide out loud or on social media
  • Rage and revenge-seeking
  • Being reckless or doing uncharacteristically risky things
  • Feeling trapped and withdrawing from social activities
  • Anxiety or trouble sleeping
  • Dramatic shifts in mood

Only a medical professional can diagnose someone as suicidal, but asking the question "are you thinking about killing yourself?" and providing a safe space for someone to talk about their feelings without judgment or shame can be extremely helpful.

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A report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the suicide rate for girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 24 is increasing , and at a pace faster than for males in the same age group. Suicide rates since 2007 have been on the rise; there were 4

It is a big mystery the world over, it has prevailed for centuries and considered to continue increasing in the coming years. Despite the decreasing prevalence of suicides since mid-1990s, cases of It holds the highest rates of suicide cases among boys and girls in the ages between 14 and 19 years.

Tell the person that you care, and let them do most of the talking about how they're feeling. Remember that thoughts of suicide are common and often associated with a treatable mental disorder.

Gallery: Suicide warning signs hidden in plain sight (courtesy Best Life) Suicide Warning Signs Hidden in Plain Sight: An estimated 20 million people (at least) suffer from depression in the United States, and many of those people choose to suffer in silence. Unfortunately, keeping such intense emotions tightly bottled up can lead to drastic, irreversible measures—like suicide. In fact, according to the American Society for Suicide Prevention, about 45,000 Americans die by suicide every year.But it doesn't have to end this way. By being able to spot common suicide warning signs, it's possible to take action before it's too late, and prevent the seemingly unpreventable. (Just remember that, no matter what, nothing that happens is your fault, and just being there for your loved ones is enough.) And, of course, if you fear that someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts, direct them to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which you can find at 1-800-273-8255. And for ways to improve your own wellbeing, try these 20 Expert-Backed Ways to Improve Your Mental Health Every Day. Suicide Warning Signs Hidden in Plain Sight

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