Teen Suicide


Attempted Suicide Rates

-The attempted suicide rate for high school students has risen from 6.3% in 2009 to 7.8% in 2011

-1 in 6 students between the ages of 12-17 have seriously considered suicide

-Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self injury.

Seeing the Signs

Some signs a person is suicidal are:

1. Dramatic change in appearance

2. Self destructive behavior

3. Sudden sense of calm

4. Saying goodbye to people as if they won't be seen again

5. Getting affairs in order

6, Talking about suicide


Facts About Suicide

-15% of those who are clinically depressed will die from suicide

-1 in 65,000 children ages 10-14 will commit suicide each year

-There are three female suicide attempts for every male attempt

-An average of one person dies from suicide every 16.2 minutes

-Suicide takes the lives of over 30,000 Americans every year

-It is estimated that there at least 4.5 million suicide survivors in the U.S.

-Suicide is the third leading cause of death in America

- Most people who self harm will contemplate suicide