Suicide Prevention

Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention

Suicide is a tragic and potentially preventable public health problem. This page briefly outlines gender and age differences in people who attempt suicide, some risk factors for suicide, and more.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Institute of Mental Health - NIMH

Understanding Suicide- (PDF)

Suicide occurs when a person ends their life and is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. This fact sheet provides a basic overview of suicide and CDC's approach to suicide prevention.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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