Risks for Teen Suicide
- Approximately 115,000 adolescents were taken to the hospital between 2008 and 2015 due to active suicide ideation which doubled over prior years.
- According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide rates have increased in the United States by 30 percent since 1999.
- Since 2012, 11 percent of all suicides in the United States happen between the ages of 15 to 24.
- Suicide is third leading cause of death in the United States for persons between the ages of 15 to 24 with around 5,000 deaths each year.
- Males make up 85 percent of teen suicides because of the success rate of the methods they choose.
- Female teens have more suicide attempts than males.
- Mental health issues
- Substance abuse
- Number of previous suicide attempts
- Loss of social status
- Parent's divorce
- Exposure to suicide
If you or your child are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at: 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hour a day)
Crisis Text Line (24 hours a day)
Text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis