The reasons vary from being middle-aged and unemployed in a tight economy to teen relationship or schooling angst. Regardless of the circumstances driving them, more Americans are losing hope and taking their own lives. In fact, according to the government, suicide rates in the U.S. are surging higher and now at their highest point in 30 years, 13 per 100,000 people.

Deaths from suicide in the country have increased 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are the 10th leading cause of death. In 2014 alone, more than 42,000 Americans despaired enough to kill themselves. The real rate is probably higher since many suicides are labeled as accidents. FULL REPORT