FACTS   

  1. Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year.

  2. It's the 3rd leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds and 2nd for 24- to 35-year-olds.

  3. On average, one person commits suicide every 16 minutes.

  4. Each suicide intimately affects at least six other people.

  5. Some type of mental illness is the number one cause of suicide.

  6. There is one suicide for every 25 attempted.

  7. Males commit more suicides and females attempt more suicides.

  8. There are twice as many deaths due to suicide than HIV/AIDS

  9. More than half of all suicides are completed with a firearm.

  10. Suicide is preventable with education and awareness !