1.2 million Americans attempted suicide in 2020.

Defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as "death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die," suicide is the 9th leading cause of death in the United states.

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Factors That Increase or Contribute to the Risk of Suicide

  • Physical and emotional violence
  • Child abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Substance abuse
  • Relational, social, employment or financial loss
  • Physical illness
  • Mental illness
  • Uncontrolled aggression and impulsivity
  • Family history of suicide and child neglect
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A 2022 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention zeroed in on the suicide rates for every state in the nation. The report relied upon the collection and analysis of extensive data to  determine which states had the highest rates of suicide. It was determined that suicides rates are higher in some ethnic groups than in others. In the United States, non-Hispanic Americans, Indian/Alaskan Natives, and non-Hispanic Caucasians die by suicide more frequently than any other groups. Within these groups, the rate of suicide of among Veterans, rural residents, tradesmen, and laborers is significantly high.

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Top 10 States with the Highest Suicides Rates

  1. Wyoming (29.3 per 100k)
  2. Alaska (28.5 per 100k)
  3. Montana (26.2 per 100k)
  4. New Mexico (24 per 100k)
  5. Colorado (22.1 per 100k)
  6. Utah (21.2 per 100k)
  7. South Dakota (20.9 per 100k)
  8. Oklahoma (20.5 per 100k)
  9. Idaho (20.4 per 100k)
  10. Oregon (20.4 per 100k)
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If you or a loved one are contemplating suicide, lifeline centers are available seven days a week, 24-hours a day. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for assistance and to learn of local resources.

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