Suicide Awareness & Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 I 800.273.8255
HERE ARE THE FACTS...
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for ALL ages
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S. for ages 10-24
Youth suicide has increased 56% since 2010
For every 25 attempts, there is a suicide completion
From January to June 2020 in Riverside County, 63% of suicide attempts were among female youth
Adolescence (10-19 years of age) is a critical period for acquiring socio-emotional skills, as half of mental health conditions appear before 14 years of age
LGBTQIA+ youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth and are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth
While these statistics are important, it is important for people experiencing suicidal ideation to understand that they are not alone and there is help.