Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, teens, and young adults ages ten to twenty-four. A 2018 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that suicide rates increased in nearly every U.S. state between 1999 and 2016. Suicide rates increased by more than 30 percent in half of U.S. states during this period.
In recent years, suicide rates in the U.S. have increased among every age, race, gender, and ethnicity. Firearms were the most common method across all demographics. In 2016 alone, more than 45,000 Americans lost their lives due to suicide. More than half of those who died by committing suicide did not have a diagnosed mental health condition.