Suicides are up 30% since 1999… and it’s Not Just Depression! State-by-State Stats!


45,000 Death by Suicide!

With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain the nation has taken a wide-eyed look at suicide. Unfortunately, this is not a new phenomenon with the CDC reporting a steady increase in suicides since 1999.

What is equally alarming is that only half the people who have died from suicide had a documented diagnosis of a mental health disorder, this in spite of the CDC reporting that the depression is thought to be the major cause of suicide.

So, what has been a contributing factor in this rise in suicides? Read on…