Suicide Facts

Change the Stats

Suicide is a very real public health problem that impacts individuals from a variety of backgrounds and of all ages. Every 13 minutes, someone in the United States dies by suicide. Suicide is preventable and anyone can help by knowing the warning signs, and what to do if you or someone you love is in a crisis situation. Let’s change the stats!

National

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 10-34 year olds in the US.

Suicide costs the US $69 billion each year in medical and work cost.

While more women attempt suicide, men are four times more likely to die by suicide.

Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.

Without adequate support, LGB youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers.

of transgender people have attempted suicide in their lifetime.

1 in 6 students nationwide (grades 9-12) seriously considered suicide in the past year.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US.

Local

Omaha metro area data from 01/2018 – 12/2018 89 total deaths by suicide.

*Please note, this list is not inclusive of all suicide deaths in the Region 6 area, only those that we have received information on from the three major law enforcement agencies we work with.