Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

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In the months following Marilyn Monroe's death on August 5, 1962, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that suicide rates jumped 12 percent in the United States compared with the previous year. The healthcare community is in need of access to evidence-based treatment that addresses the warning signs of suicide and how to help prevent it.

Gould said reporters can also help minimize the risk of suicide contagion by discussing messages of resilience and hope in their stories and to encourage people to seek help.

Sen. Schumer says the federal government has been flat-funding critical suicide prevention funds and grant programs for years.

Lundgren knew that once again, the center - one of more than 160 certified crisis centers across the USA through which calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are routed - would need to put backup counselors on standby to handle additional calls, as happened on Tuesday after Spade's suicide. But it's not known how multiple risk factors work together. Science knows that cancer doesn't have one cause; neither does suicide. "The fact that we have now such a profound, steady increase in the accomplished suicide rate among women is very disturbing". This includes viral social media challenges that encourage users to engage in risky self-harming behavior. CDC researchers collected data on suicides from every state to better understand the circumstances surrounding suicide and the findings were later published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" revolves around a teen suicide. Zinzow and Thompson lead a team of students who are working on a Creative Inquiry undergraduate research project as part of Tigers Together to Stop Suicide.

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None of us is immune to thoughts of suicide, regardless of status, party, religion, age, or gender. While mental illness is not a transmittable disease, there are many studies suggesting suicide can, in a way, be contagious.

While some expressed challenges in renewing former friendships, another Reddit user summed up the importance of connecting with other people: "The... important thing is to try to be a good friend to the people in your life right now".

"Searches for precise suicide methods increased after the series' release", wrote the study's authors, while also noting that it was unclear whether an increase in searches equals an increase in actual suicide attempts (though there's typically a correlation between the two).

Opioid overdose is an increasing problem.

Those who need help are urged to call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. She says such subtle symptoms as someone losing their temper more easily or whose sleep patterns and normal behavior have changed should prompt a caring conversation that might avert a potential tragedy. A crisis text line is also available by texting HOME to 741741.