Sep 02 2007

What happens every 16 minutes in the United States?

Published by at 10:04 am under Counseling & Psychotherapy,Suicide

Suicide. Yes, as shocking as this seems, every 16 minutes someone commits suicide in the United States.

In 2004, 32,000 individuals from all ages and all walks of life took their own lives. This represents 89 suicides per day or 1 person every 16 minutes who dies at their own hand.

Men are 4 times more likely than women to die from suicide. However, women are 3 times more likely to report attempting suicide. Also, suicide rates are higher among young people and those over age 65 than other groups.

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