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SUICIDE FACTS

  • Suicide: A self-inflicted act of violence

  • 2020–Nearly 46,000 people died

  • Suicide rates increased 60% over the last 45 years

  • Largest cause of deaths under 19 years old–suicide

  • #1 cause of death in Veterans–suicide

  • One suicide death every 11 minutes

  • 12.2 million people seriously think about suicide

  • 3.2 million make a plan

  • 1.2 million attempted suicides per year

  • For every suicide, 135+ people are affected

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE

1-800-273-TALK [8255]

VETERANS ONLY HOTLINE – 988

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