Unit 3-Suicide

By: Sally Lee

Facts:

1. Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year.

2. In the US, suicide rates are highest when it is spring.

3. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15- 24 year olds.

4. On average, a person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes.

5. Each suicide intimately impacts six other people.

6. About 2/3 of people who complete suicide are depressed at the time of their deaths. Depression that is untreated, not diagnosed, or ineffectively treated is the number 1 cause of suicide.

7. There is 1 suicide very 25 attempts.

8. Males make up 79% of suicide while women think of suicide.

9. Over 50% of suicides are completed with fire arm.

10. 1 in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 commit suicide every year.


Citation: "11 Facts About Suicide." 11 Facts About Suicide. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2015.