CDC Vital Signs: Suicide Rising across the U.S.

June 08, 2018

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data on state trends in suicide rates in the June issue of Vital Signs. The data show that from 1999 to 2016, suicide rates went up more than 30 percent in half of states, and more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released a statement on the new data emphasizing that suicide is not just a mental health concern. CDC and Action Alliance will hold a Twitter chat to discuss the issue on June 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.