Suicide facts

  • Every 14 minutes someone in the U.S. dies by suicide.
  • It is this country’s 10th leading cause of death, and the third leading cause of death among youth ages 15-24.
  • Suicide is often characterized as a response to a single event or set of circumstances, like losing a job or ending a relationship. However, there are many diverse and complex factors that contribute to a suicide.
  • 90% of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death, such as depression.

Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention