Status: Baseline only
Reduce the suicide rate
Baseline: 14.2 suicides per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 12.8 suicides per 100,000 population
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death nationwide, particularly among young people. In addition, suicide rates have increased in almost every state over the last 2 decades. Interventions to address behaviors that increase the risk of suicide, like drug and alcohol misuse, may help reduce the suicide rate nationwide.
Workgroup: Mental Health and Mental Disorders Workgroup