Teen Suicide Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Mental Health
Research Date: March 27th, 2015

For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

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Teen / Youth Suicide StatisticsData
Annual number of teen / youth suicides each year (ages 10-24)4,600
Average number of teen suicides per day12
Average number of teen suicides attempts per year575,000
Percent of high school students surveyed who said they have “seriously considered suicide”20 %
Percent of students grades 9-12 who reported seriously considering suicide16 %
Percent who reported creating a plan / ideation13 %
Annual number of youth (age 10-24) who receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries157,000
Percent of suicide deaths that are males81 %
Teen Suicide MethodsPercent
Percent of youth suicides that include a firearm45 %
Percent of youth suicides that include suffocation40 %
Percent of youth suicides that include poisoning8 %
Other7 %
Teen Suicide DemographicsPercent of Suicides
Native American24.7 %
White13.3 %
Hispanics9.2 %
Asians6.7 %
Blacks6.6 %

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