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CDC: Suicide rates show increase in SC

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Suicide rates increased in South Carolina since 1999 (Source: CDC) Suicide rates increased in South Carolina since 1999 (Source: CDC)

According to the CDC, suicide rates have increased in almost every state since 1999, including South Carolina. 

According the report, suicide rates in South Carolina have increased from 38 to 58 percent from 1999 to 2016. 

Most people believe that a mental health condition is the only cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor. The CDC stated that many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental condition at the time of death. There are many other factors that often contribute to suicide, per the report.

The CDC encourages government, public health, healthcare, employers, education, the media and community organizations to come together to focus on comprehensive state and community efforts for the greatest likelihood of preventing suicide. 

If you need help for yourself or someone else, the CDC encourages you to please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

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