Suicide Prevention

The stigma around mental health, treatment, and suicide are continually showing that we can improve how we talk about what influences us and better the resources available. Topics like depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety are prevalent in society and are also treatable. This platform explains how suicide and mental health effects have impacted countless individuals, provides available resources, and offers data on how mental health and suicide have affected our community.

Data on Suicide

Suicide Stats

Suicide is the

2 nd
leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old Americans. (CDC)

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15-19-year-olds.

Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, which is roughly

1 every 0 seconds

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

Who is at risk?

%
0f trans adults

said they had attempted suicide, in one study. The same study found that 61% of trans people who were victims of physical assault had attempted suicide.

African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American people who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual attempt suicide at especially high rates.

New research suggests the suicide rate is roughly two times higher for black children ages 5-12 compared with white children of the same age group.

79% of global suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Treatment

80%- 81 %
of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully

using therapy and/or medication. (TADS study). 

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