Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, there were 48,344 deaths by suicide in 2018.  What we know:

  • The age-adjusted suicide rate in 2018 was 14.2 per 100,000 individuals.
  • The rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged white men.
  • In 2018, men died by suicide 3.56x more often than women.
  • On average, there are 132 suicides per day.
  • White males accounted for 69.67% of suicide deaths in 2018.

But There Is Hope

If you or someone you know is in crisis, there is help. Please use the resources.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline-1-800-273-8255
Helpline– 1-800-950-6264
USA HOPE Line– 1-800-784-2433
Crisis Line– Nationwide 211
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention– 1-888-333-2377

Veteran Specific

Veteran Crisis Line– 1-800-273-8255 Press#1
Veterans Helpline- 1-844-693-5838
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention– 1-888-333-2377