New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
shows that suicide rates
have risen steadily in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 to 2016. In 2016, 45,000 people took their own lives, an increase on 2015's 44,193. Suicide rates went up more than 30 percent in half of the country's states since 1999 with North Dakota (57.6 percent), Vermont (48.6 percent) and New Hampshire (48.3 percent) recording the highest percentage increases up to 2016.