Did

you

know...

1.

Suicide is preventable.

2.

In the past 10 years, suicide rates among young people

ages 10-17

have increased by more than 70%.

3.

Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24.

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.

Every day in the United States,

there are

more than 3,000 suicide attempts

by high school students.

7.

The number of

teens admitted to hospitals

as a result of

suicidal thoughts or self-harm

has more than doubled during the last decade.

8.

Rates of suicide in youth are twice as high in Black teens as compared to their white peers.

Among

Black male teens,

the suicide rate has increased by 73% over the past two decades.

9.

Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world every year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds.

10.

20% of high school students

have seriously considered attempting suicide and 9%

have made

suicide attempts.

11.

 Emergency room visits for suicide attempts among girls 12-17

increased by 50% last year.

12.

In the past ten years, the number of

high school students reporting persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness grew 40%.

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 U.S. suicides.

16.

Firearms account for over 50% of all suicide deaths.

17.

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.