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Suicide touches everyone – all ages and incomes; all racial, ethnic and religious groups; and in all parts of the country.

Did you know?

  • Indiana has the nation’s highest rate of students who have contemplated suicide (19%)
  • 1 in 5 youth in Indiana have contemplated suicide
  • Indiana has the nation’s 2nd highest rate of high school students attempting suicide (11%)
  • 1 in 9 youth in Indiana have attempted suicide
  • Males are 4 times more likely to die by suicide than females.
  • Males most commonly use guns and other firearms
  • Females are 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than males.
  • Females are most likely to use poison
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth 10-14
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth 15-24

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