Psychology Info: Suicide

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Mental Health Findings:

Suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death among persons aged 15-34 years.

Suicide was the 3rd leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14 years.

According to the Samaritans Suicide Statistics Report 2017:

There were 6639 reported suicides in the UK & Irish Republic in 2015

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

There are approximately 121 suicides in the USA per day.

In the UK, 231 young people between the ages of 10 – 19 took their own lives in 2015. (Office for National Statistics)

According to Global Statistics, there is one suicide in the world every 40 seconds.

Update:

As of September 2019, the most recent stats are for 2018. In the UK there were 6507 suicides that were officially registered. Males between the ages of 45-49 are the highest age-specific rate.

Taken from the Office for National Statistics UK.

I’m sure you’ll agree that these statistics are shocking. No-one should have to suffer in silence, especially children.

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