Status: Baseline only

  
Image
Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
182.7 emergency department visits for nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries per 100,000 population (2017)

Target:
144.7 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
182.7 emergency department visits for nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries per 100,000 population aged 10 years and over occurred in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce emergency department visits for nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Every year in the United States, many people are treated in the emergency department because they hurt themselves on purpose — and the rate of intentional self-harm is increasing. In addition, self-harm injuries are a key risk factor for suicide. Promoting connectedness, teaching coping and problem-solving skills, and strengthening economic supports and access to suicide care are examples of strategies that can help prevent injuries from intentional self-harm.