Suicide rising across the US
More than a mental health concern
Suicide rates rose across the US from 1999 to 2016.
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SOURCE: CDC’s National Vital Statistics System
No known mental health conditions.
Known mental health conditions
Many factors contribute to suicide among those with and without mental health conditions
Relationship problem (42%)
Problematic substance use (28%)
Crisis in the past or upcoming two weeks (29%)
Criminal legal problem (9%)
Physical health problem (22%)
Loss of housing (4%)
Job/Financial problem (16%)
Note: Persons who died by suicide may have had multiple circumstances. Data on mental health conditions and other factors are from coroner/medical examiner and law enforcement reports. It is possible that mental health conditions or other circumstances could have been present and not diagnosed, known, or reported.
SOURCE: CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System, data from 27 states participating in 2015.
- Page last reviewed: June 7, 2018
- Page last updated: June 7, 2018
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