In the United States, the number of suicides has increased by one-third in less than ten years, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Control (CDC).
Health officials warned that Americans' mental health was deteriorating rapidly as more and more adults, teens and children struggled with anxiety, depression and depression. the thought of their own life.
The most dramatic increase in cases of suicide was observed among Native Americans in the United States, although the majority of suicides in the United States in 2017 are Caucasian men – and that the gap between suicides among men and women is narrowing.
Experts say the latest data are alarming, but not surprising, given the recent suicide story in the United States.
According to information on causes of death, despair is hovering in the United States.
Last week, a report from the Commonwealth Fund revealed that these "desperate deaths" in the United States had hit a record high.
The overdose death rate continues to increase after the opioid epidemic and the number of alcohol-related deaths has increased by 37%, according to the report.
And suicides – which are often underestimated, in part because intentional overdoses are inadvertently considered – have risen by 33%, according to the latest figures from the CDC Data Arm, the National Center for Health Statistics.
In 2017, 22.4 per 100,000 people died in the United States, an increase of almost 26% over the 1999 suicide rate for men.
As in the past, fewer women have committed suicide, but the increase over the past decade has been more significant.
"We know that women commit suicide three to four times more often than men, but die less often. [in part]because they use less deadly remedies, "says Dr. Jonathan Singer, CEO of the American Association of Suicidology.
But the recent increase "raises the question … is there more women trying to commit suicide and dying, or the same percentage that is trying to become more deadly?", Asks-t- he.
Of the 100,000 women who died in 2017, 6.1 died by suicide, a tragic increase of more than 50% since 1999.
During this year, suicide was particularly devastating for the population of Alaska Indians or women.
With 139% more deaths, eleven of the Aboriginal women who died that year committed suicide.
Among Native American men, 33.8 out of 100,000 deaths were suicides.
"As a country, we must recognize the magnitude of distress and suffering in Amerindian and indigenous communities of Alaska and consider it a national health priority," said Dr. Singer.
"Aboriginal communities have the highest rates [of suicide]in many countries of the world.
"We see it in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it's the result of colonization."
"And they resist remarkably any systematic effort by the US government to eliminate a whole group."
In the United States, however, we tend to group different groups and take a unified approach to suicide prevention and all aspects of mental health care.
"We need to develop culturally appropriate suicide prevention strategies, which is extremely important because suicide rates continue to increase in all races and all ethnic groups."
Although suicide and augmentation rates affect all of these groups, the Singer says that their numbers do not fully reflect what it means for the lives of people dying or their families.
"There is a crack behind every statistic, and these numbers contain many flaws, and at the same time, these numbers can not tell a lot of stories," he says.