Suicide refers to death caused by an intentional, self-inflicted injury or act of violence that is performed with the intent of dying. Suicide is commonly known as killing oneself or taking one's own life. The term suicide attempts refers to self-directed violence or potentially injurious behaviors performed with the intent of dying that do not result in death. The continuum of suicidal behaviors also includes suicidal ideation, or the process of thinking about, preparing for, or planning suicide.
As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youths between age ten and nineteen accounted for 3,008 of the 47,173 deaths by suicide in the United States in 2017, or 2.49 deaths per 100,000 people for youths ages ten...Read more