Quick Facts About Suicide

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  • More women attempt suicide
  • More men complete suicide
  • Elderly and ages 15-24 are the highest rates
  • Most in whites, except for 25-44 age range (Black)
  • A suicidal state is only temporary but can return
  • A trail of clues is usually left
  • Most often suicide is premeditated, not impulsive
  • Discussion of suicidal plans and feelings acts as a deterrent
  • 8th leading cause of death in the U.S.