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Sikora: "Yes, unfortunately, a suicide death that is highly publicized can result in what we can call copycat suicides, and that's an unfortunate reality that has been well-researched, well-studied and well-documented".

But mental health professionals say they should also serve as an important reminder to support other people who may be struggling, given rising suicide rates across almost every segment of the USA population. However, experts want to be clear that's it's usually more than one factor.

In addition to talking with loved ones, finding resources is key. "There may be several, but we knew that economic factors can increase the risk of suicide and that limited access to care, behavioral and social services may also increase the risk of suicide", Schuchat said.

While other problems like relationships, substance use, and money often contribute to suicide, Olson says sometimes it's hard to pinpoint exactly how North Dakota's rates have risen so much. "Someone who has had a suicide attempt, even if it's taking aspirin or a suicide attempt", he said.

"We don't think we can just leave this to the mental health system to manage".

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows the suicide rate grew 20 percent faster in Kansas than the national average.

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Heavy conversations like these are best done in person, Kaslow says, because you may be able to pick up on non-verbal cues that aren't obvious over the phone or through text. Dr. Cruz says suicide prevention is all about getting people the right information before it is too late.

On Saturday, she spoke about the need to recognize and respond to people at potential risk for suicide.

Help connect them with professional support and follow up.

How are you coping with what's been happening in your life? "I've been through hell", says Copeland, who now performs "The Waiting Period", a free, solo show about his battles with suicidal thoughts at San Francisco's Marsh Theater largely in an effort to help others. I really understand.' But mostly are listening and empathic. Ask for details, she said. I don't talk about him as a person who died by suicide because that was how he died.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support, please reach out for help by calling or texting the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 208-398-4357.

You can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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