By the Numbers
Americans die by suicide each year.
One person dies,
on average, by suicide every 19 hours in Iowa.
10th leading cause
of death in the US, 9th in Iowa.
Suicide rates have
increased more than 30% in half of the states since 1999.
54% of people
who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.
Leading Factors of Suicidal Deaths:
42% - Relationship problems
29% - Crisis in either past 2 weeks or upcoming 2 weeks
28% - Problematic substance abuse
22% - Physical health problem
16% - Job or financial problem
9% - Criminal legal problem
4% - Loss of housing
*some had multiple circumstances
There are an estimated 25 attempted suicides to one completion
More women than men report a history of attempted suicide, with a gender ratio of 3:1
Nearly 60 percent of people who attempt suicide die on their first attempt