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Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year.
In the U.S., suicide rates are highest during the spring.
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds and 2nd for 24 to 35-year-olds.
On average, 1 person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes.
Each suicide intimately affects at least 6 other people.
About 2/3 of people who complete suicide are depressed at the time of their deaths. Depression that is untreated, undiagnosed, or ineffectively treated is the number 1 cause of suicide.
There is 1 suicide for every 25 attempted suicides.
Males make up 79% of all suicides, while women are more prone to having suicidal thoughts.
1 in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 commit suicide each year.
There are 2 times as many deaths due to suicide than HIV/AIDS.
Over 50% of all suicides are completed with a firearm.