10 Essential Facts About Guns and Suicide

Sept 5-12 is National Suicide Prevention Week.

“The statistics are bleak. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. From ages 10 to 34, it is the second leading cause. Last year, at least 40,000 people in the U.S. died by suicide. From 1999 to 2014, the suicide rate for men and women jumped 24 percent.

“A firearm is used in a small minority of all attempts, but because guns are incredibly lethal, they are responsible for more than half of all suicide deaths.”


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