Year: 2006 Source: University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Center for Democratic Culture Publications, 2006. 17p. SIEC No: 20070779

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. In 2007, nearly 35,000 Americans took their own lives, a rate of 11.5 suicides per 100,000 (Xu et al. 2010). Among 15-24 year olds, suicide is the third leading cause of death and for those aged 25-34, it is the second leading cause (CDC WISQARS 2007).