94% of adults surveyed in the U.S. think suicide can be prevented.


  • In 2021 there were 48,183 reported suicide deaths.
  • Currently, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • In 2021, there were an estimated1.70M suicide attempts

  • Ninety percent of all people who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
  • In 2021, men died by suicide 3.90x more than women.
  • In 2021, firearms accounted for 54.64% of all suicide deaths.
The best way to prevent suicide is through early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and other mental health conditions.

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Find more facts at afsp.org or call 888-333-AFSP.

Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for 2021, retrieved May 19, 2023.

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