Suicide in the United States

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):

  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of the death in the United States.
  • In 2016 it claimed the lives of nearly 45,000 Americans.
  • It is the 2nd leading cause of death of those ages 10-34.
  • It is the 4th leading cause of death of those ages 35-54.
  • 90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness.

Additional NIMH information about suicide can be found here.

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