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10 Facts about Suicide

Posted by Jenna Green on September 12, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Here are 10 facts about Suicide that you might have not known!

1. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)

2. There is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes. (CDC)

3. Suicide takes the lives of over 38,000 Americans every year. (CDC)

4. Firearms are the most commonly used method of suicide among males (51%). (CDC)

5. Females attempt suicide 3x's as often as males. (CDC)

6. Poisoning is the most common method of suicide for females. (CDC)

7. There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts. (CDC)

8. Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year. (CDC)

9. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15-24 year old Americans. (CDC)

10. Females are more likely than males to have had suicidal thoughts. (CDC)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   1-800-273-8255

National Hopeline Network   1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)



Sources: CDC-Center for Disease Control,

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