SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

Shatterproof

Partnership To End Addiction

SAMSHSA -Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration


MENTAL HEALTH:

NAMI - National Alliance for Mental Illness

National Institute for Mental Health



SUICIDE:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

American Foundation for Suicide Preventio

 

General Suicide Statistics (USA)

 

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)

Every day, approximately 130 Americans die by suicide. (CDC)

There is one death by suicide in the US every 11 minutes. (CDC)

Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year. (CDC)

Suicide takes the lives of over 48,500 Americans every year. (CDC)

The highest suicide rates in the US are among Whites, American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment. (NAMI)

80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication. (TADS study)

An estimated 285,000 each year become suicide survivors (AAS).

There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts. (CDC)

There is one suicide for every estimated 4 suicide attempts in the elderly. (CDC)

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