Lancaster County Suicide Rates
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects data about mortality in the U.S., including deaths by suicide.
In 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available), nearly 45,000 deaths by suicide were reported among Americans the age of 10 and older. The suicide rate has gone up 30% in half the states since 1999. It is estimated that 54% of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.
If you’re wondering about ways you can help prevent suicide, sign up for a QPR Suicide Prevention Training through Mental Health America of Lancaster County. Read more and register for a QPR session (Question, Persuade, Refer) online here.
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