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Bourdain, 61, and Spade, 55, died three days and a continent apart this week amid a new US report showing an uptick in suicides rates in almost every state since 1999.

Although suicide is often attributed exclusively to mental health conditions, it is rarely caused by a single factor, the researchers said.

According to the CDC, the suicide rate in Nevada dropped by 1 percent between 1999 and 2016.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and rates have been climbing steadily for years.

Andy Spade confirmed that he and his wife had been living apart for several months, but said they had been in regular contact indicated that the separation was meant to be temporary - discounting reports that the the couple had been planning to divorce. "People are often anxious that if you ask someone [about suicide] you increase their likelihood of dying by suicide".

"We saw higher increases among middle-aged people, but we did see increases in younger people and older people - essentially every age group other than those over age 75 saw increasing rates of suicide during this time period", Schuchat said.

The CDC report comes at a time of heightened attention to the issue with the suicide this week of designer Kate Spade. "It's imperative that we continue to make suicide prevention a top priority, by promoting public awareness of the issue, evaluating risk factors and encouraging appropriate treatments and interventions". CDC also found that access to medications and weapons influenced the upward trend in suicides.

Idaho's suicide prevention advocates are gearing up for the 4th Annual Western States Conference on Suicide.

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"Suicide in this country really is a problem that is impacted by so many factors". "I tell people, 'You may have prevented a suicide in your life and have no idea, because you were kind to somebody not knowing that they were in a moment of utter despair.' As long as it's done in a respectful and non-intrusive way, I don't think it can hurt anything - and it might help".

Ask someone you're anxious about if they're thinking about suicide.

Researchers say the nation's suicide rate is lowest in Washington D.C. and highest in Montana.

More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27 states were among people with no known mental health condition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Suicide is rarely caused by any single factor, health officials said, but information from coroners' reports suggest numerous deaths followed relationship problems, substance use and financial crises. Listen to what they need.

The problems most frequently associated with suicide, according to the study, are strained relationships; life stressors, often involving work or finances; substance use problems; physical health conditions; and recent or impending crises. She said it's a myth that to broach the topic of suicide will invite someone to do so or put the thought in their head.

Need help? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Sometimes when a famous person is in the news after committing suicide, there's a tendency for people-especially fans-to want to do it themselves.

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