SUICIDE PREVENTION / INTERVENTION
September Is Suicide Prevention Month
Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention
Annual Report (Sept. 2019):
- 45,390 American adults died by suicide in 2017, compared with 31,610 in 2005.
- These deaths included 6,139 Veterans in 2017, compared with 5,787 in 2005.
- In 2017, Veterans accounted for 13.5% of all deaths by suicide among U.S. adults and constituted 7.9% of the U.S. adult population.
- In 2005, Veterans accounted for 18.3% of all deaths by suicide and represented 11.3% of the U.S. adult population.