Facts About Suicide

I urge all who are reading to learn something new, and then go and do something. “To be the change that we want to see.”

1.) On average, 1 person dies by suicide every 16.2 minutes.

2.) Depression that is untreated, undiagnosed, and ineffectively treated is the number 1 cause of suicide.

3.) Women have the tendency to have more suicidal thoughts, also men make up 79% of all suicides. 

4.) 1 in 650,000 children between the ages of 10 and 14 die of suicide each year. 

5.) Over 38,000 Americans die from suicide every year. 

 

Suicide is never the answer, reach out to those you love. 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800/273-8255
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
888/333-2377
afsp.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Understanding Suicide fact sheet (2012)
cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicide_factsheet_2012-a.pdf