▪ Five million Americans have attempted suicide. Every seventeen minutes, one of them succeeds.
▪ Three and a half million Americans are survivors of a loved one’s suicide. Most of them have been left with a sense of guilt and deep grief.
▪ Between 1999 and 2010, the suicide rate in this country rose over 30%.
▪ Between 1952 and 1995, the suicide rate of young people (ages 15-24) tripled.
▪ Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.
▪ There are more deaths annually of young people by suicide than automobile fatalities.
▪ Fifteen percent of clinically depressed people commit suicide.
▪ Ten percent of suicide attempts made without a gun are successful.
▪ Ninety percent of suicide attempts made with a gun are successful.
▪ There has been a 128% increase in suicides among children aged 10-14 since 1980.
▪ One in twelve high school students has attempted suicide.
▪ More young people die from suicide than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, strokes, pneumonia, and lung disease combined.
▪ Eighty percent of successful suicides have given clear warnings of their intentions to others prior to taking their lives.
▪ Teen boys commit suicide at a rate 4 times greater than girls.
▪ Divorced men commit suicide at a rate 10 times greater than divorced women.
▪ Baby boomers have a higher rate of suicide than any other age group.
▪ One out of three successful suicides has made at least one previous attempt.
▪ An attempt made within one year of an unsuccessful attempt is 100 times more likely to be successful than a first attempt.
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