Suicide

Top 10 Facts to Know

10. In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 494,169 people visited a hospital for injuries due to self-harm behavior

"Facts and Figures." American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

9. Of those who died by suicide in 2013, 77.9% were male and 22.1% were female.

"Facts and Figures." American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

8. In 2013, there were 41,149 deaths by suicide in the United States

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. Save.org, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

7. 12.7 in 100,000 young adults ages 20-24 die by suicide each year

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. Save.org, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

6. Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death for adults ages 18-65

"Save. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education." SAVE. Save.org, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

5. The suicide rate for adolescents ages 15 to 19 was 8.2 deaths per 100,000 teenagers

"Suicide Risks, Statistics, Prevention, Facts, Myths - MedicineNet." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

4. It has been estimated that there may be from eight to 25 attempted suicides per every one suicide death

"Suicide Risks, Statistics, Prevention, Facts, Myths - MedicineNet." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

3. Completed suicides are more likely to be men over 45 who are depressed or alcoholic

"Suicide." Mental Health America. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

2. The actual ratio of attempts to completed suicides is probably at least 10 to 1

"Suicide." Mental Health America. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

1. 40% of suicide victims are over 60

"Suicide." Mental Health America. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.