Suicide is community problem that
requires a community response.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of
death in the United States……
leading cause for those
10-24 years of age.
In the United States…….
1 PERSON EVERY 13.7 MINUETS
EVERY 32 SECONDS SOMEONE
Each suicide affects intimately, an
average of at least 6 other people.
In the general population….
Young people were more likely to use a:
•Adolescence and young adults were more
likely to use
•Young children were more likely to use
•Based on the statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health and Suicide
90% of people who die by suicide
has a diagnosable and treatable
psychiatric disorder at the time of
The most frequently cited risk factors for
-Mental disorders, in particular:
Depression or bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder
Alcohol or substance abuse or dependence
Borderline or antisocial personality disorder
Conduct disorder (in youth)
Psychotic disorders; psychotic symptoms in the context of any disorder
Impulsivity and aggression, especially in the context of the above mental
Previous suicide attempt
Family history of attempted or completed suicide
Serious medical condition and/or pain
50% - 75% of people who attempt
suicide, tell someone about their
More than 50% of all suicides are
done by the use of a firearm.
If you or someone you know needs help:
Suicide Prevention hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Psychiatric Hospital or walk in Clinic
Hospital emergency room
Urgent Care Center/Clinic
We will ALWAYS love you and miss
To the moon and back…