For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. *
For college age youth (ages 18-22), suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death. *
Over-all, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-24. *
(*2010 CDC WISQARS)
More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,400 attempts by young people grades 7-12.
Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.