You are the owner of this article.

By the numbers: Suicide rates on the rise across the U.S.

  • 0
Worried Man

A middle aged man with a contemplative look on his face. He could be worried or depressed about something.


Suicide rates continue to rise in the United States.

A 2018 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions shows that suicide rates are rising in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016. Suicide rates went up more than 30 percent in half of states since 1999, and over half that died did not have a known mental health condition.

The trend continued in 2017, with over 2,000 more deaths by suicide than the previous year, totaling over 47,000 according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. On average, there are 129 suicides per day, and an estimated 3,800 attempts.

The map and search below shows the percentage rate increase from 1999 to 2016. Search your state and see how it compares to others. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, help is less than a moment away. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text 741741 or visit for free, confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SOURCE: CDC’s National Vital Statistics System

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.