Facts About Suicide

Download: USA Suicide 2017 Official Final Data

  • Nevada is the only state to reduce it’s suicide rate between 1999 and 2016.  All other states increased their suicide rates.  https://www.newsweek.com/suicide-suicide-rate-nevada-nevada-department-health-and-human-services-967577
  • Nevada has the 11th highest rate of suicide in the United States, nearly double the national rate.  This is the 2nd year in history we were not ranked in the top 10.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States but is the 8th leading cause of death for Nevadans.
  • Suicide is the 1st leading cause of death for Nevadans ages 12-19 & 2nd leading cause of death for ages 20-44.
  • 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 2nd highest elder suicide rate in the country.
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for Nevadan’s Native American males.
  • More people die from suicide than homicide and Motor Vehicle Accident Deaths combined in Nevada.
  • Veterans comprise an estimated 20% of Nevadan’s suicides.
  • Discussing suicide does not cause someone to die by suicide, it actually opens the conversation to hope and help.