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This page features Suicide Quotes and demographic info by age, race, and state. Major causes of suicide are also addressed.
Below is a list of states, followed by age adjusted suicide rates for each state in 2012.
In 2012, the overall age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States was 12.6 per 100,000 people, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Notice that the nine states with the highest suicide rates are all western states.
NEW MEXICO 21.3
RHODE ISLAND 9.5
NEW YORK 8.3
NEW JERSEY 7.4
Washington DC has a lower reported suicide rate than any U.S. state, with only 5.7 suicides per 100,000 people, according to known statistics.
However, none of the above data accounts for unreported suicides.
1. There were 40,600 suicides reported in the United States in 2012, and 41,149 reported in 2013.
2. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America.
3. The overall U.S. suicide rate is 12.6 deaths per 100,000 people.
4. More than half of all reported suicides in America are self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
5. In 2013, the highest suicide demographic by age group in America was 19.1 deaths per 100,000 people between the ages of 45 and 64.
6. The suicide rate in America is about four times higher among men than among women.
Suicide is alarmingly common among Native American youth.
According to one study, roughly 25 percent of youth suicides in America are Native American youth.
This is shocking when you consider that Native Americans make up less the one precent of America's population.
Common problems that can cause depression leading to suicide include
pre-existing mental illness
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