Suicide Awareness & Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 I 800.273.8255

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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.

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