CDC - Suicides Rising Across the US

Updated: Dec 23, 2018

The June edition of the CDC Vital Signs Report presents trends in suicide rates across all states and D.C., examines contributing factors to suicide in 27 states, and highlights strategies for comprehensive suicide prevention.

Key points in the Vital Signs report include:

  • In 2016, nearly 45,000 suicides occurred in the US among people 10 years and older

  • From 1999-2016, suicide rates increased in nearly every state, with 25 states experiencing increases of more than 30% each

  • Data from 27 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System in 2015 indicate that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition

  • A range of factors contributes to suicide beyond mental health conditions alone, including relationship, substance use, physical health, job, financial, and legal problems.

Visit the Vital Signs Web page to find the full report, fact sheet, and other materials.

Here are links to PDF versions of the resources.

Fact Sheet Statistics Research Article