Suicide is a national public health concern. According to the U. In to , the number of completed interviews was ,, with , of those completed interviews from people aged 18 or older. NSDUH respondents aged 18 or older were asked if at any time during the past 12 months they had thought seriously about trying to kill themselves. Those who had serious thoughts of suicide were then asked whether they made a plan to kill themselves or tried to kill themselves in the past 12 months.
Suicides in the UK: 2018 registrations
Suicide facts and figures | Samaritans
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adults ages 26 to 55 years see Scope of the Problem section. Serious life challenges, such as relationship problems, unemployment, substance abuse, and poverty may increase suicide risk among vulnerable adults. Although suicide rates are increasing in both middle-aged men and women, men are much more likely than women to die by suicide. Middle-aged men ages 35—64 represent 19 percent of the United States population but account for 40 percent of suicide deaths. The number of men in this age group and their relative representation in the U. Therefore, if the suicide rate among middle-aged men is not reduced, both the number of suicide deaths in this group and the total U. Skip to main content.
Suicide death more common in middle-aged adults
Recent findings indicated middle-aged adults had the highest increases in suicide death rates from to compared with other age groups, according to results of a new report. Kathryn D. Suicidal thoughts 3.
We publish these annually in our Suicide Statistics Report. You can download this year's report below. Here is a summary of the key facts and trends from suicides that occurred in the UK and Republic of Ireland in In the UK, there were 6, suicides.