Did you know? According to the CDC:
- Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States.
- Suicide rates in the US increased approximately 36% between 2000 and 2021.
- Suicide rates climbed significantly among American Indian, Black, and Hispanic people in 2021 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- In 2022, suicide rates in the US reached an all-time high.
- About 49,500 in the US took their own lives in 2022.
- Millions of adults seriously thought about or planned suicide.
- Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native people and non-Hispanic White people had the highest rates of suicide in 2021.
- The suicide rate among males in 2021 was about 4 times higher than the rate among females. Males make up 50% of the population but nearly 80% of suicides.
Call for help: 988. We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline can be called from anywhere in the United States 24/7 and provides free and confidential support for people in distress as well as their loved ones. Have questions or want to learn more? Contact us today.