Year: 2009 Source: Tamuning, Guam: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse, (January 2009). 29p. SIEC No: 20090894

Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death on Guam & is widely recognized as a significant public health issue. This profile represents the initial effort to strengthen data collection, surveillance, & analysis of the prevalence & attributes of suicide on Guam. Information is provided on the annual suicide rate, 2000-2007, & how the suicide rate on Guam compares with other Asia-Pacific countries. Suicide rates/numbers are displayed in graphs by age, method, gender, & ethnicity. Statistics on attempted suicide & ideation are also included in this report.