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Suicide Fast Facts
In 2017, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 47,000 deaths from suicide being recorded that year. Young Americans are especially vulnerable. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people under the age of 35, second only to accidents.
Americans attempted suicide an estimated 1.4 million times in 2017. In 2017, there were more than twice as many suicides in America than homicides.
White men make up more than two-thirds of all suicide deaths in America. The suicide rate is highest for middle-aged white men. Nearly 10 million Americans each year report having seriously considered committing suicide.
More than 7% of children between the ages of 9 and 12 report having attempted suicide each year.
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Suicide Caregiver Tips
Caring for someone who is exhibiting suicidal behavior is terrifying and exhausting. Not only are you tasked with reacting appropriately in times of crisis, but you’re also expected to remain constantly on guard until an often-chronic problem gets better. To help both yourself and your loved one to cope, keep these tips in mind:
- Take suicide warning signs seriously. Know how you’ll need to respond in an emergency, and don’t hesitate to seek help when you think your loved one is in danger. Don’t leave the sufferer alone, and call for help immediately.
- Be frank about the problem. Don’t try to ignore your loved one’s suicidal behavior