Today is Suicide Prevention Day. Here are a few facts:
In 2010, 38,364 people killed themselves. That is 105 per day. 30,277 of them were males. Almost 6,000 were over 65. 4,600 of them were under 24.
Suicide is the 10th ranked cause for death in the U.S. It is the 3rd for young people.
There are actually 959,100 annual attempts. That is almost a million people who feel bad enough to try to end their lives every year. This is a sobering statistic. Suicide doesn’t just hurt the person who makes the attempt. Think of all the family members and friends that are affected as well. The estimate is 6 people per person. That is 5,754,600 people affected in some way by suicide each year.
These are suicide help numbers all around the world. Help spread the word.