Suicide

Suicide

Suicide is the act of killing yourself, most often as a result of depression or other mental illness.

In the United States, suicide accounts for about 2 percent of all deaths. Rates are highest for men over 69, but are increasing alarmingly in young people aged 15 to 24.

Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Getting Help

  • Teen Suicide is Preventable

    Teen suicide is a growing health concern. It is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24.

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