If you, or someone you know is in crisis,
please call the Montgomery County Hotline 301-738-2255
or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273 -TALK (8255)
or text HOME to 741741
Suicide is preventable.
Suicide is the FIRST leading cause of death for ages 10-14.
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 15-34.
Talking about suicide does not cause someone to be suicidal.
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.
More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease,
Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,400 attempts by young people in grades 7-12.
The majority of children and adolescents who attempt suicide have a significant mental health disorder, usually depression.
Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world every year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds.
18.8% of high school students seriously considered attempting suicide and 8.9% attempted suicide in 2019.
In the United States, 47,511 people died by suicide in 2019.
In 2019, there were an estimated
1.6 million suicide attempts.
80-90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication.
Females attempt suicide 3 times as often as males, but suicide among males is 4 times higher than females.
Male deaths represent 79% of all US suicides.
In 2019, firearms accounted for 50.57% of all suicide deaths.
There were more than twice as many suicides in the US as there were homicides.