Suicide Rates Rise Sharply Across the United States, New Report Says

The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention is calling suicide a national public health problem.

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018 6:24 PM

Chico, Calif. -- The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention is calling suicide a national public health problem.


The suicide rate has increased in the north state in recent years. In Butte County alone, the suicide rate is three times the state average.

In general, rural areas tend to see more suicidal behaviors and drug and alcohol abuse.

A new study shows suicide rates have increased 30% in the United States in the last twenty years.

Scott Kennelly, the Assistant Director of Butte County Behavioral Health, spoke about some of the warning signs to look out for if you or your loved ones might be struggling with suicidal thoughts.

"People tend to start looking at things that involve death before they commit suicide. They start researching or googling death or talk about killing themselves. Sometimes people are very hopeless and despondent. A lot of people who attempt have signs of depression," said Kennelly.

If you think you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or have loved ones who would like help here are some resources: 

Enloe Behavioral Health

Butte County Behavioral Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

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