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Suicide awareness and prevention efforts

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The CDC recommends everyone familiarize themselves with the warning signs of suicide. The CDC recommends everyone familiarize themselves with the warning signs of suicide.
For immediate help call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For immediate help call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The two high profile deaths within the last week have drawn attention to suicide, a problem that new research shows, has been on the rise for the last three decades. 

Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon, Kate Spade, and celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released alarming new statistics. Reporting that suicide rates have risen dramatically across most of the country in the past three decades.

While prevention efforts mainly focus on identifying and providing treatment for people with mental illness, experts say suicide is rarely caused by a single factor. In fact, researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide during the study period did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. The report found that the most common contributing factors include relationship problems, financial issues, substance abuse, physical health problems. The CDC recommends everyone familiarize themselves with the warning signs of suicide.

For immediate help call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential.

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