A fact-sheet of both national and international statistics relating to suicide
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24 and the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It is the only cause of death in this country that is on the rise.
Ninety percent of people who die by suicide have a mental disorder at the time of their death; around the world this disorder is most commonly depression.
One million people die every year from suicide, which amounts to one person taking their own life every forty seconds.
More people die by suicide each year than have died in all wars combined.
The United States is in middle of the pack in terms of suicide rate by country.
For the first time since 2008, suicide in the Army exceeds the rate of civilian suicide, and the trend of Army suicide is rising.
For veterans, the highest rate of death by suicide is immediately following discharge.