Suicide

by Hannah Rose blk 4

What is suicide?

Suicide is the act or instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally

Suicide statistics

  • Every 13 minutes an American dies by suicide
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America
  • Suicide is the 3rd cause of death that makes the person loose the most years of their life (after cancer and heart disease)
  • 52% of suicides are performed using a firearm
  • 20-25% of Americans suffer from depression
  • There is 1 suicide death for every 25 suicide attempts
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Suicide Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7 and has a mission to help suicidal people to keep them living. The phone number is 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
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Citations

  • "Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.
  • "National Suicide Prevention Lifeline." Lifeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.