Friday, November 19, 2010


  • A person in the US dies from suicide every 16 minutes.
  • 90 people in the US commit suicide every day.
  • There is between 8-25 attempts for every completed suicide.
  • There are three female suicide attempts for each male attempt.
  • Males are 4x more likely to commit suicide than females.
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death of people aged 15-24.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death in college students.
  • Over half of all suicides are by a firearm.
  • By this year (2010), depression will be the #1 disability in the world.
  • Approximately 9.5% of people in the US have a form of depression.
  • Depression is twice as common in women than men.
  • 30% of people with depression attempt suicide.
  • Of that 30%, half of them succeed.
  • I am a female.
  • I am 18.
  • I suffer from depression.
  • I am in college.
  • I have attempted suicide more than three times.
  • At least one man has died while I continue to accumulate suicide attempts.
  • I plan on buying a firearm.

2 words from my listeners:

*Broken* said...

Wow, that´s harsh stadistics...idk the numbers in my country but it´s still very shooking...don´t buy the gun sweetie, give yourself another chance. I tried to kill myself several times too so i can´t say much...just give yourself a chance

SarahGabrielle said...

I can understand where you are coming from. I match quite a few of those statistics myself. I keep waiting for the day when that can be the "old me"...but I don't know if that day will ever come. Best thoughts to you.

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