Suicide in America

Top 10 Most Important Facts

Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year.

- Do Something. "11 Facts About Suicide." 11 Facts About Suicide. Do Something.org, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

In the U.S., suicide rates are highest during the spring.

-Do Something. "11 Facts About Suicide." 11 Facts About Suicide. Do Something.org, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds and 2nd for 24 to 35-year-olds.

-Do Something. "11 Facts About Suicide." 11 Facts About Suicide. Do Something.org, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

Each suicide intimately affects at least 6 other people.

-Do Something. "11 Facts About Suicide." 11 Facts About Suicide. Do Something.org, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

On average, 1 person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes.

-Do Something. "11 Facts About Suicide." 11 Facts About Suicide. Do Something.org, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

Males make up 79% of all suicides, while women are more prone to having suicidal thoughts.

-Do Something. "11 Facts About Suicide." 11 Facts About Suicide. Do Something.org, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

1 in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 commit suicide each year.

-Do Something. "11 Facts About Suicide." 11 Facts About Suicide. Do Something.org, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

In 2013, firearms were the most common method of death by suicide, accounting for a little more than half (51.4%) of all suicide deaths.

-"Facts and Figures." American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.

-"Youth Suicide Statistics - Parent Resource Program." Parent Resource Program. 2015 Jason Foundation, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

Every 41 seconds someone is left to make sense of why a loved one committed suicide.

-"American Foundation for Suicide Prevention." American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2015.