September is National Suicide Prevention Month. There are a variety of factors that can lead to thoughts and attempts in suicide. Among youth and young adults ages 10-24 years, suicide is the second (2nd) leading cause of death and it accounts for 15% of all suicides. However, this rate is not evenly distributed. Sexual and gender minorities, people of color, and tribal populations are some of the groups identified as experiencing suicidal health disparities.
For free and confidential support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week reach out to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.*
Learn more about the disparities in suicide from the CDC*
Learn more about mental health amongst Black transgender and nonbinary young people from The Trevor Project*
Learn more about suicide statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention*
Learn more about the crisis of Black youth suicide in America through this report*
Reach out to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline*
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