Anthony Bourdain's death impacts local community

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However, data shows more Nevadans under the age of 18 committed suicide this year already, compared to all of last year. In Missouri, suicides are up more than 36 percent, in IL they have increased almost 23 percent.

The study's findings suggest more must be done to prevent suicide and work should extend beyond those diagnosed with a mental illness, Schuchat said.

"There are probably hundreds of suicides deaths by suicides that have happened this week that we don't know about", said Vanessa Enos, who is the behavioral program director at Community Health Network. The Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force also has resources available to people who may not be able to afford extended counseling.

"I think when someone considers suicide they think it's their only option and it's a scary option but the pain they're going through has gotten them to that place", Litovski says.

This report was released just as another celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by suicide this Friday. The suicide rate in Nevada has remained steady, according to a new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. But the signs aren't always clear.

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The rate of suicides in Maryland grew by 8.5 percent, well below the national increase from 1999-2016, according to the CDC. Middle-aged adults, ages 45 to 64, had the largest increase.

Six years earlier in 2001, Tom O'Clair's 12-year-old son, Timothy, took his own life. In 2017 the medical examiner's office hired Michael Staley, a suicide prevention research coordinator, to find out why Utah has such high rates of suicide.

The CDC report found that just over half of the suicide victims did not have a known mental health condition.

"That includes a professional to help them with their thoughts of suicide", Egan said. "You can't be afraid to say hey you seem like you're struggling can we talk about your situation?"

Keltz believes talking about mental health and suicide will help erase the stigma associated with it.

Laura Marx of the Capital Region chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention says solving the problem starts with knowing the warning signs. In contrast, 12 out of 100,000 people died from suicide in 2012.

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