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Suicide Facts and

Suicide is an incredibly complicated issue. There are an overwhelming number of contributing factors, and it affects every demographic regardless of age, race, or social class.
In the United States, suicide is the third leading cause of death among people aged 15-24, and it is estimated to claim the lives of 132 Americans every day.
Among the highest-risk groups, teenagers and young adults are almost twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts.

Ask for Help

If you are undergoing these risk factors or if you are in crisis, immediately contact any of these resources:
988 Suicide Crisis Lifeline
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988
NSPL Online Chat
NSPL Online Chat Services*
Crisis Textline: Text “SAVE” to 741741
Suicide attempts among teenagers or young adults rise significantly if they’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Overall, in the U.S. there are around 45,000 suicides each year out of 1.1 million yearly suicide attempts.

Overwhelmingly, the best means of early suicide prevention are:

When the victim recognizes they are in distress and reaches out for help.
When loved ones take notice of worrying behaviors and take steps to intervene and provide support for the victim.

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