By: Hannah Calder BLK 3
This is a helpful website for suicide prevention http://www.apa.org/research/action/suicide.asp
Each in day our nation there are an average of over 5,400 attempts by young people grades 7- 12
Thousands of teens commit suicide each year in the United States.
The highest suicide rates in the US are among Whites, American Indians and Alaska Natives
~For many years, the suicide rate has been about 4 times higher among men than among women
~The economic cost of suicide death in the US was estimated in 2010 to be more than $44 billion annually
~As with suicide deaths, rates of attempted suicide vary considerably among demographic groups
~Non- fatal injuries due to self harm cost an estimated $2 billion annually for medical care.