Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
146.6 emergency department visits for nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries per 100,000 population (2020) *
144.7 per 100,000 *
151.3 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
Data Sources: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System - All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP), CDC/NCIPC and CPSC; Bridged-race Population Estimates, CDC/NCHS and Census
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.
Topics: Violence Prevention, Hospital and Emergency Services, Injury Prevention, Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup