suicide, suicide, go away

  • Suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year.
  • Many who attempt suicide never seek professional care.
  • There are twice as many deaths due to suicide than HIV/AIDS.
  • Between 1952 and 1995, suicide in young adults nearly tripled.Over half of all suicides occur in adult men, age25-65.
  • In the month prior to their suicide, 75% of elderly persons had visited a physician.
  • Suicide rates in the United States are highest in the spring.
  • Over half of all suicides are completed with a firearm  
  • young people 15-24 years old, suicide is the third leading cause of death
  • .Suicide rates among the elderly are highest for those who are divorced or widowed.
  • 80% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully.
  • 15% of those who are clinically depressed die by suicide.
  • There are an estimated 8 to 25 attempted suicides to 1 completion.The highest suicide rate is among men over 85 years old: 65 per 100,000 persons.1 in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 commit suicide each year.Substance abuse is a risk factor for suicide.The stronges risk factor for suicide is depression.By 2010, depression will be the #1 disability in the world. (World Health Organization)
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