Suicide occurs when a person ends their life. It is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. But suicide deaths are only part of the problem. More people survive suicide attempts than actually die. (read more)
Facts and Statistics
Protective factors are influences that make it less likely that individuals will develop a mental health problem. They include biological, psychological, or social factors in the individual, family, or community. Read more
Risk factors are influences that make it more likely that individuals will develop a mental health problem. The more risk factors a person has, the more he/she is at risk for suicide and other self-destructive behaviors,such as substance abuse. Read more
Warning signs are changes in a person’s behaviors, feelings and beliefs about oneself that are out of character for that individual and place them at risk for suicide. Read more
Click here for a list of national and international organizations working in suicide prevention and research.