In less than a week, two names of American public committed suicide, this event is really the last straw, forcing authorities to warn about the alarming suicide ate in the country.
According to the Science Alert website, in 2016, nearly 45,000 people died of suicide in the United States. The recorded status has spread across the country, affecting all age groups and demographics.
In July 7th The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the latest statistics on the suicide rate in this country. Accordingly, more and more Americans are choosing to end their lives in every age group, from 10 to 75.
According to CDC, suicide rate in the United States has increased since 1999.
The data released after 55 years old fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, 61 year old committed suicide, showing a broader picture of alarming status in the United States.
According to Ms. Anne Schuchat, deputy director of CDC, said that this data is “very ominous.” “Middle-aged adults are the group with the highest number of suicide and also a particularly high suicide rate,” she said.
Experts said that many suicides in this age group relate to stress in work and finance, as well as the country’s overall economic hardship.
Historically, the suicide rate of society has been linked to periods of economic recession, rising in difficult times and falling when the situation was improved.
However, that is not the root of the whole situation. Suicide is currently the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and one of three causes that continued to increase the number of deaths associated with Alzheimer’s and drug-related crashes.
“Suicide can happen to anyone,” said Ms Schuchat, who strongly believed that people need support from families and loved ones in the face of stressful lives like unemployment, ending emotional relationships or financial difficulties.
Most cases of CDC suicide in the period 2015-2016 have no history of mental illness.