Facts About Suicide

Download: USA Suicide 2014 Official Final Data

  • Nevada has the 4th highest rate of suicide in the United States, nearly double the national rate.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, but is the 7th leading cause of death for Nevadans.
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for Nevadans ages 15-24 & 2nd leading cause of death for ages 25-35.
  • For every teen that dies by suicide, it is estimated that 100-200 teens have attempted. One of the biggest risk factors for completed suicide is a previous attempt.
  • Nevada has the highest elder suicide rate in the country.
  • Suicide is the 6th leading cause of death for Native American males.
  • More people die from suicide than homicide in the U.S.
  • Each suicide leaves at least six to eight bereaved family and friends.
  • Veterans comprise an estimated 20% of all completed suicides.
  • Female Nevada veterans are 3 times more likely to die by suicide than the general Nevada female.
  • Discussing suicide does not cause someone to die by suicide.