Suicide does not discriminate. The issue can affect anyone, anywhere, at any moment in time. To become better informed, check out this list of three important suicide statistics.
Three Suicide Statistics to Know
Stay informed! Here are three suicide statistics every Long Islander should know.
- Youth are highly affected by suicide. According to mentalhealth.gov, suicide statistics for youth indicate that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds.
- On average, 112 Americans die by suicide each day. This spans people of all genders, social-economic statuses, and ages.
- According to thetrevorproject.org, LGBT youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers. Often, this is attributed to the great deal of stress put on LGBT youth at a very young age.
Suicide Support Long Island
Long Island Crisis Center offers 24/7, nonjudgmental support for the people of Long Island. Our trained counselors can help discuss any problem you may be facing, and will work to explore all your options. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, call LICC’s 24/7 hotline at (516) 679-1111. You can also access our online and mobile counseling service, ChatLIVE Long Island, by visiting licconline.org.