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Suicide is preventable.
In the past 10 years, suicide rates among young people
have increased by more than 70%.
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24.
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.
Every day in the United States,
more than 3,000 suicide attempts
by high school students.
The number of
teens admitted to hospitals
as a result of
suicidal thoughts or self-harm
has more than doubled during the last decade.
Rates of suicide in youth are twice as high in Black teens as compared to their white peers.
Black male teens,
the suicide rate has increased by 73% over the past two decades.
Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world every year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds.
20% of high school students
have seriously considered attempting suicide and 9%
Emergency room visits for suicide attempts among girls 12-17
increased by 50% last year.
In the past ten years, the number of
high school students reporting persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness grew 40%.
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 U.S. suicides.
Firearms account for over 50% of all suicide deaths.
Half of LGBTQ+ teens considered suicide
in the past year, and 18% made a suicide attempt.
LGBTQ+ youth are four times as likely to die by suicide as their peers.