Every Day in the USA there are over 3,069 suicide attempts by grades 9-12.
For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. *
For college age youth (ages 18-22), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. * Over-all, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-24. * (*2017 CDC WISQARS) In ages 10 – 14, we have seen an alarming increase in suicides. The number of suicides for this group has more than doubled since 2006, making it the second leading cause of death for that age group. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.