--A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday said between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates rose across the United States."When I got to the point of making a plan and getting my weapon, I realized this was serious. Over time, I figured out and learned through trial and error what worked for me to get past that feeling," said Mike Bushman of Naperville.
There were nearly 45,000 suicides in 2016. Middle-aged adults - ages 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase, rising to 19.2 per 100,000 in 2016 from 13.2 per 100,000 in 1999.But local mental health advocates said they are also seeing younger people struggling with suicidal impulses.