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SIDEBAR: RISE suicide facts

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among those 15-24 years old.
  • Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10 and 14.
  • Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Females attempt suicide three times more often than males.
  • Males complete suicide at a rate of 3.6 times that of females.
  • A suicide in the U.S. takes place every 15.2 minutes, totaling 94.8 suicides per day.
  • Globally, an estimated 700,000 people will take their own lives annually.
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