Suicide has risen by one-third in less than ten years in the United States, according to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Control (CDC).
Health workers warn that mental health of Americans is getting worse as more and more adults, adolescents and children are struggling with anxiety, depression, and thoughts about their own lives.
The most dramatic increase in the number of suicide cases occurred in Indians in the United States, although most American suicides in 2017 were white men – and the gap between suicide between men and women narrows.
Experts say the latest information is alarming, but not surprising, given the recent suicide story in the United States.
According to information on the causes of death, the despair floats on the United States.
Last week, a report from the Commonwealth Fund found that these "deaths of despair" in the United States reached a record level.
The death rate from overdose continues to rise after an outbreak of opium and alcohol-related deaths that rose by 37 percent, according to a report.
Suicides – which are often underestimated, partly because of deliberately overdose is considered unintentional – increased by 33 percent, according to the latest data from CDC Data Arm, the National Center for Health Statistics.
In 2017, 22.4 out of every 100,000 men who died in the United States lost their lives – an increase of almost 26 percent compared to the 1999 suicide rate.
As was the case in the past, fewer women committed suicide, but the increase in the last decade was more significant.
"We know that women start suicide three to four times more often than men, but they die less often. [in part]because they use less deadly medicines, "explains Dr. Jonathan Singer, executive director of the American Association of Suicide.
But the recent increase "raises the question … is there more women trying to suicide and die, or is the same percentage trying to be deadlier?" Pita on.
Of the 100,000 women who died in 2017, 6.1 died of suicide, a tragic increase of over 50 percent since 1999.
This year, suicide was a disastrous result for the Indian population or the Alaska woman.
With 139 percent more deaths, eleven domestic women who died that year committed suicide.
Among American Indians, 33.8 out of 100,000 deaths were suicide.
"As a country, we must recognize the scale of distress and suffering in Indians and indigenous communities in Alaska and consider it a national priority in healthcare," Dr. Singer.
"Autocton communities have the highest rates [of suicide]in many countries of the world.
"We see it in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it is the result of colonization."
"And they are extremely resistant to any systematic US government efforts to eliminate the entire group."
However, in the United States we tend to group different groups and adopt a unique approach to suicide prevention and all aspects of mental health protection.
"We need to develop culturally relevant suicide prevention strategies, which is incredibly important because the suicide rate continues to increase in all races and ethnic groups."
Although suicide rates and increases among all these groups, Dr. Singer says their number does not fully cover what the lives of dying people or their families are.
"Every statistic has a crack, and these numbers contain a lot of cracks, and at the same time those numbers can not tell a lot of stories," he says.