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6/20/22-Information from SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) save.org

Global Statistics


Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the world for those aged 15-24 years.

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

By Gender

One male dies by suicide every 14.4 minutes in the U.S.

There are 3.9 male deaths by suicide for each female death by suicide.

Firearm suicides are the most common among males and females (SPRC 2019).

One female dies by suicide every 55.9 minutes in the U.S.

There are three female attempts for each male attempt.

Poisoning is the most common method of suicide for females.

By Age

Older adults made up 16.9% of 2020 population, but 19.9% of suicides.

Middle Aged people made up 25.1% of the 2019 population, but were 31.3% of suicides.



Young people made up 12.9% of 2020 population and 13.2% of suicides.

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old Americans

In 2020, the highest rates were among whites (15.7 per 100,000).

The second highest rate in 2020 was among American Indian/Alaska Native (14.6 per 100,000).

From 2019, suicide rates increased slightly for Blacks (from 7.04 to 7.5).

Suicide rates increased slightly for American Indian/Alaska Natives by .96 from 2019 (13.64 to 14.6).

Suicide rates for Hispanic/Latinos remained 7.5 per 100,000 in 2020 from 2019.

Depression Statistics

Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment. (NAMI)

80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication. (TADS study)

Females experience depression at roughly two times the rate of men.(Mayo Clinic)



Statistically, middle-class white men between the ages of 45 and 64 are more likely to commit suicide than any other demographic.

In 2020, men died by suicide 3.88x more than women.

White males accounted for 69.68% of suicide deaths in 2020

(Suicide statistics | AFSP)



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