This week the CDC released new data that shows from 1999 to 2016 suicide rates increased more than 30 percent in 25 states. The state also has a higher rate of suicide among young people. Nevada, where according to the CDC, the rate actually decreased-if only by less than 1 percent.
The increases range from six percent in DE to 58 percent in North Dakota.
DE (5.9), Maryland (8.5 percent) and Florida (10.6 percent) were the only states with increases smaller than North Carolina's 12.7 percent.
The state was chosen as a "guinea pig" by national partners researching suicide for Colorado National Collaborative, a local and federal-level program that focuses on community-based work to prevent suicide.
In 2016, almost 45,000 people lost their lives to suicide, making it one of the leading causes of death on the rise in the U.S.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain", CNN said in a statement to INSIDER on Friday morning. Alzheimer's and drug overdoses are the other two causes that are on the rise, according to Schuchat.
That's 11 percentage points above the national average. Suffocation, including hanging, was the next most-common method, followed by poisoning.
Among military veterans in North Carolina, 73 percent of suicides are by firearms.
"People should know that suicide is preventable". That ranked 16 highest in the country, trailing most of the Rocky Mountain west, where rates are highest. People ages 10-24 had the lowest rate.
Clinical Psychologist Paula Bloom talked with 11Alive to help viewers gain a better understanding of mental health issues. Talking is important because it can reveal the suicidal person's intentions.
In terms of prevention, that last point is key. In contrast, 12 out of 100,000 people died from suicide in 2012.
Ask someone you are anxious about if they're thinking about suicide.
"A lot of people, they feel like they know themselves well, or they feel like their loved ones know them very well, but sometimes there are things that are underlying that need to be straightened out", Dr. Anthony Quinn said.
If you or someone you know needs help you can call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.