Facts about suicide

  • Updated: November 22, 2009 - 8:36 PM

Facts about suicide

• Nearly 4,000 people ages 15 to 24 die by suicide each year in the United States.

• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.

• Suicide rates among 18- to 24-year-olds are higher among the non-college population than among college students.

• More than 90 percent of youths who die by suicide had at least one psychiatric illness at the time of death.

Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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