CDC Logo We often wonder what could have instigated a person to go to the extremity of committing suicide. It’s time to get acquainted with the bitter truth as a study conducted by professionals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that every 15 minutes, a person in the U.S commits suicide.

There appears to be a substantial number of individuals who have suicidal thoughts and tendencies, states the report. Nearly 1 in 50 adults living in Georgia are apparently serious about suicide. Almost 1 in 1000 adults has attempted suicide in Georgia and Delaware while 1 in 67 has tried to do the same in Rhode Island.

“Suicide is a tragedy for individuals, families, and communities. This report highlights that we have opportunities to intervene before someone dies by suicide. We can identify risks and take action before a suicide attempt takes place. Most people are uncomfortable talking about suicide, but this is not a problem to shroud in secrecy. We need to work together to raise awareness about suicide and learn more about interventions that work to prevent this public health problem,” commented Thomas M. Frieden, M.D., director of CDC.

The findings show that more than 2.2 million adults have been planning suicide since last fall. Above 1 million adults have reported to have experienced a suicide attempt. Young people in the age-group 18 to 29 years seemed to succumb more to suicide planning and thoughts. Also, such emotions were incident more in the female population than males.

The rates of suicide have been steadily high in Western States specifically the Rocky Mountain states. Some of the strategies to counter this situation include cognitive behavioral therapy, public awareness programs and campaigns. The cognitive measures promote modification of thought processes while the behavioral steps enhance the way people respond to circumstances.

The team believes that suicide is a preventable issue. The data disclosed in the study will help gauge people who are at higher risk and help keep them safe.