Suicide Facts

  • Suicide is the second┬áleading cause of death for ages 10-24. (Source)
  • Suicide is the┬áthird leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (Source)
  • More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined. (Source)
  • Each day in our nation there are an average of over 5,400 suicide attempts by young people grades 7-12. (Source)
  • Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs, such as seeming introverted or changing their behavior drastically. (Source)