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Suicide Rates on the Rise for Adults of All Ages

Suicide Rates on the Rise for All Ages
Posted at 5:15 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 14:38:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Nearly a month after he was last seen, authorities have confirmed that they found the body of Florida State University graduate student Edward Neuse.

Tallahassee Police originally issued a missing person alert for Neuse on march 3rd.

He was last seen February 27th on FSU's campus.

This weekend his body was found in the bed of a truck in the woods near Silver Lake Road.

Authorities say foul play is not suspected in his death.

Suicide is the second-leading cause death for adults ages 25 to 34, according to research from Emory University. And a local organization dedicated to mental health awareness says suicide rates are going up across all ages.

Nami Tallahassee is the local chapter of the national alliance on mental illness.

Today, we spoke to Mary Bowers, who lost her daughter Brooke to suicide five years ago at the age of 31.

She said young adults often grapple with finding themselves and many don't realize that mental illness is treatable.

Bowers said it's critical to reach out to those who may be in that kind of situation.

Nami Tallahassee is in the process of creating a regional network called "Loss Team of the Big Bend" to reach out to survivors of suicide.