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The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade this week are a somber reminder of the growing problem of suicide across the United States. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate has increased in almost every state in the nation — and by more than 30 percent in 25 states — in the past two decades.

More than half of the people who died by suicide had no known mental health problems. The CDC noted that “relationship, substance use, health, and job or financial problems are among the other circumstances contributing to suicide.”

It’s important to note: Suicide is a rare event. Even though it is on the rise in this…

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