U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Suicide Prevention

Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention

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

Review Date: October 14, 2014

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: March 13, 2013

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

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