Reports & Statistics

There is quite a bit of data available on the issue of suicide but not all of it is good or reliable. The data, sites and reports referenced here are from trusted, vetted sources with significant expertise.
Youth Suicide: An Assessment of Youth Suicide Behavior in Anne Arundel County 2008 - 2012

In Anne Arundel County in recent years, suicide has been the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to 17, second after unintentional injuries. However, completed suicides do not provide a comprehensive view of the extent of suicide in a community, as many suicide attempts are unreported and self-inflicted injuries may result in minor injury, severe injury or disability rather than death. This report by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health lays out a complete report of statistics regarding Adolescent Suicide and Suicide Behavior in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and includes a discussion on prevention and intervention.
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Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2013

The Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth. This system includes the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is administered every two years in partnership with local schools and local health agencies. This anonymous survey is conducted in middle and high school students at public and private schools across the country and looks at a myriad of "risky" behaviors - from riding in a car without a seat belt, to unprotected sex, to bullying. Several key questions revolve around issues relating to depression and suicidal ideation. To see the results for Anne Arundel County high schools, click here. To see the results for Anne Arundel County middle schools, click here. Additional information can be found on the CDC's YRBS website
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Suicide Prevention (Youth Suicide)

Suicide (i.e., taking one's own life) is a serious public health problem that affects even young people. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year. The top three methods used in suicides of young people include firearm (45%), suffocation (40%), and poisoning (8%).

Deaths from youth suicide are only part of the problem. More young people survive suicide attempts than actually die. A nationwide survey of youth in grades 9–12 in public and private schools in the United States (U.S.) found that 17% of students reported seriously considering suicide and 8% reporting trying to take their own life in the 12 months preceding the survey. Each year, approximately 157,000 youth between the ages of 10 and 24 receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries at Emergency Departments across the U.S.   - -   (to continue with report click here)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Sex, United States, 1991–2009. Access Here
Fox News: CDC: Teen suicide attempts on the rise
Scary statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Thursday revealed that the number of attempted suicides among teenagers had increased from 6.3 percent in 2009 to 7.8 percent in 2011. The information comes from the CDC’s 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a report designed to find health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults related to injury and violence, sexual behaviors, alcohol, and drugs.  Along with the increase in attempted suicides, the survey also showed an increase in teens texting behind the wheel along with an increase in marijuana use. - -   (to continue with report click here)
SAVE, Suicide Prevention

SAVE, a co-founding member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention, is one of today's leading national not-for-profit organizations with staff dedicated to prevent suicide. In this report SAVE lays out facts and statistics about Suicide. Access Here

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
A vast collection of studies, facts, statistics and resources compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Access Here  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
A Report of the U.S. Surgeon General and of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention on National Strategy for Suicide Prevention 2012: Goals and Objectives for Action. Access Here

Bullying and Suicide Statistics

There is a strong link between bullying and suicide, as suggested by recent bullying-related suicides in the US and other countries. Parents, teachers, and students learn the dangers of bullying and help students who may be at risk of committing suicide. This report gives statistics on bullying and suicide. Access here