Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
8.9 suicide attempts per 100 population (2019)

1.8 per 100

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

2.4 suicide attempts per 100 population of students in grades 9 through 12 occurred in the past 12 months, as reported in 2017

Reduce suicide attempts by adolescents

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adolescents. Family-based mental health and substance use prevention programs may help reduce teen suicide attempts.