Between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates in these states, along with Vermont, New Hampshire and SC, rose 38 percent to 58 percent.
- New figures show Minnesota's suicide rate has jumped in recent years.
"There are probably hundreds of suicides deaths by suicides that have happened this week that we don't know about", said Vanessa Enos, who is the behavioral program director at Community Health Network. And in Kentucky, they increased by 37 percent.
The report also states suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of the states since 1999.
There were about 10 suicides per 100,000 people ages 10 and older in Maryland from 1999-2016, the CDC reported.
Relationship problems are the most common trigger, but the CDC says multiple circumstances also contribute, from life crises to substance abuse and health and financial problems.
"The findings further reinforce the need to address suicide prevention through a robust, coordinated, multisector approach that combines health care system efforts with community efforts", the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention said in a statement about the report. It's widespread across the country, impacting every single age group and demographic in America. "Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem-and something that is all around us". Out of the 10 leading causes of death suicide is the only leading cause that has not seen a decrease in the numbers.
If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
In all, 25 states saw increases in their suicide rates topping 30 percent.
"If the first person you talk to laughs at you or says, 'Oh just get out of it, you just got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, ' find another person because that's not the only person", said Keltz.