"It's a reminder we have a long way to go".
Suicide rates rose in almost every US state from 1999 to 2016, with the rate spiking by more than 30 percent in half of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday.
In 2016, 45,000 people died from suicide.
"These findings are disturbing", said Schuchat.
"Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans - and it's a tragedy for families and communities across the country", said CDC principal deputy director Anne Schuchat in a statement.
Sandy Williams says her father was 74 years old when he took his own life seven years ago.
CDC is very good about aggressive over-diagnosis in some areas, e-cigarettes and pre-diabetes are prominent examples where they defied the science consensus to embrace the precautionary principle, so it is inconsistent to be urging caution about the role of mental health in suicides.
On Thursday, the CDC released a report showing every state has seen an increase over the past two decades; every state except for Nevada. "Every step feels like it's an uphill stretch, but you just keep going and keep going and eventually you get to that summit, and the view when you get there is just spectacular", he said.
"While that is an appropriate lens to look through... there are also circumstances and situations, whether marital, monetary, that are also salient in the conversation".
The most common method used across all groups was firearms.
The CDC said suicide rates in the USA increased more than 30 per cent between 1999 and 2016. How much more awareness does CDC think there needs to be?
A recent study shows a dramatic jump in suicides over the past several years. But local mental health advocates said they are also seeing younger people struggling with suicidal impulses. Suicide deaths in Colorado saw a 34.1 increase during the years studied.
If you are concerned a loved one is at risk of suicide, talk to them about it. Experts say you shouldn't be afraid to raise the issue. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30 percent, the government report finds. In more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people had no known mental health condition when they ended their lives.
Although ADAMHS had not yet reviewed the CDC report and their public health recommendations, the organization advocates for community collaboration that creates a whole system of recovery care.
Just like everyone else, stars can suffer from suicidal risk factors, like depression.
Instead, the CDC notes suicide typically arises from a combination of factors.