According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the second leading cause of death of those between the ages of ten and twenty-four in 2019. The CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey from 2019 states that female students in grades 9–12 attempted suicide almost twice as often as male students.
A 2020 National Survey on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health conducted by the Trevor Project indicated that two in five LGBTQ+ teens have seriously considered committing suicide during the last year. LGBTQ+ teens often experience depression because of societal discrimination. Those living in an unsupportive household were at the highest risk of committing suicide.
Approximately 130 Americans die by suicide each day according to the American Foundation for...Read more