Did

you

know...

1.

Suicide is preventable.

2.

Suicide is the FIRST leading cause of death for ages 10-14.

3.

Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 15-24.

4.

Talking about suicide does not cause someone to be suicidal.

5.

Most suicidal individuals give definite warnings of their intentions, but others are either unaware of the significance of these warnings, or do not know how to respond to them.

6.

More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, 

COMBINED.

7.

Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,400 attempts by young people in grades 7-12.

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The majority of children and adolescents who attempt suicide have a significant mental health disorder, usually depression.

9.

Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world every year.

10.

There is one death by suicide every 12 minutes.

11.

 In the United States, 47,173 people died by suicide  in 2017.

12.

In 2017, there were an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts.

13.

80-90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication.

14.

Females attempt suicide 3 times as often as males, but suicide among males is 4 times higher than females.

15.

Male deaths represent 79% of all US suicides.

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The suicide rate is higher among the elderly (over 65) than any other age group.

17.

There were more than twice as many suicides in the US as there were homicides..

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