Suicide Facts

Did You Know?...

  • Over 30,000 people in the U.S. kill themselves every year.
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 – 24 year olds.
  • 1 out of 5 high school students will consider suicide.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college age teens.
  • 1 out of 12 college students has a suicide plan.
  • More children and young adults die from suicide every year than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke and chronic lung disease combined.
  • Every suicide intimately affects 6 other people.
  • Suicide has increased 100% in the past two years for ages 10 – 14 year olds.
  • For every completed suicide by youth it is estimated that 100 – 200 attempts are made.
  • Males are four times more likely to die from suicide than females.
  • Females attempt suicide four times more than males.
  • In 2003 one out of sixty-five Americans lost someone to suicide.
  • In the U.S. 100 teens a week die from suicide.
  • More people die from suicide than from homicide.
  • 1 out of 4 people diagnosed with bi-polar disorder will attempts suicide.

 

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If you are in crisis

National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

L.A. County Hotline
1-877-727-4747

State Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE

L.A. County Teen Volunteers
(6pm - 10pm)
1-310-855-4673

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