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The suicide rate in Nevada has remained steady, according to a new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

Nationwide, the suicide rate rose to 15.4 per 100,000 in 2014-2016, up from 12.3 in 1999-2001.

The states with the greatest increase in suicides were North Dakota (57.6 percent), Vermont (48.6), New Hampshire (48.3) and Kansas (45).

Summers said those factors and "general stress about life" can become overwhelming to a person. "We need to intervene in both mental and public health cases", Dr Reed says.

A key method to try to reduce suicides is to increase screening for those at risk, which can lead to referrals for mental health services.

"Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans - and it's a tragedy for families and communities across the country", CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat said. But Dr. Schuchat said the decrease was minor for a state with a high suicide rate.

After those states passed "red-flag" gun laws, which enable police to seize firearms from people who are a risk to themselves or others, firearm suicide rates fell significantly, a recent study found.

They say suicide is a major issue that needs to be tackled together.

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"What that means is that people either did not have a genuine diagnosis or they may have been struggling with mental health challenges and had a diagnosable condition that was either unknown or unreported", Stone said.

There are financial and structural impediments to seeking help, but there are also cultural barriers.

Research shows that the decision to attempt suicide is often made quickly, in an impulsive way, says Robert Gebbia, the head of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

One of the noteworthy findings of the CDC study is that 54 percent of the suicide victims had no history of mental illness. "If you're really concerned about somebody being suicidal, I don't believe a hotline is enough". He hypothesized that the reason men are disproportionately affected is because men are generally taught from a young age that they must deal with their problems on their own.

Some of the highest range in increases during the report's 17-year period were concentrated in and around Middle America.

"None of these is a sole explanation, and no one is ever selling these as sole explanation for our suicide rate in the Rocky Mountain West, but those are factors that contribute at the very minimum", he added. It was also the 10th leading cause of death in 2015, reports CNN.

In 2016, there were 38,658 firearms deaths in the United States ― 59 percent of these deaths were suicides. With considerations to gender, significant suicide rate increases were observed among males and females in 34 and 43 states, respectively. You can also text HOME to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

According to #BeThe1To, a public health campaign by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, warning signs for suicide can include talking about feeling hopeless, trapped or like a burden to others; talking about wanting to die; increasing drug and alcohol use; acting anxiously or behaving recklessly; withdrawing from people; and experiencing extreme mood swings.