Key Facts About Suicide

Suicide is a tragedy that occurs daily. Family, friends and communities are impacted by the devastating loss.

 

Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. 

The second leading cause of death in ages 25-34. 

The third leading cause of death from ages 15-24. 

The rate of suicide deaths among girls 15-19 reached a 40 year high in recent years.  

Suicide deaths in men are nearly four times the rate of woman. 

Among young people, for every suicide death, twenty-five are attempted. 

Alarming statistics reveal a staggering number of veterans, (20/day) end their own lives. 

Ingestion of pesticide, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally.

Pokhara, Nepal - Tristan Kendall

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