Suicide in America

Top 10 Facts

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

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

2. The suicide rates decreased from 1990-2000 from 12.5 suicides per 100,000 to 10.4 per 100,000. Over the past decade, however, the rate has again increased to 12.1 per 100,000. Every day, approximately 105 Americans die by suicide

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

3. There is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes.

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

4. Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

5. Suicide takes the lives of over 38,000 Americans every year.

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

6. Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment.

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

7. 80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication.

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

8. An estimated quarter million people each year become suicide survivors

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

9. There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts.

"Suicide: Get the Facts on Suicidal Tendencies." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

10. There is one suicide for every estimated 4 suicide attempts in the elderly.

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.