Suicide Awareness



Not only is this a song about suicide performed by Rascal Flatts, but also a question. A complex question with no absolute answer, when asked by a loved one or friend of someone who has completed suicide.

Did you know…

  • A person dies by suicide every 15 minutes in the U.S.
  • Every day, approximately 90 Americans take their own life.
  • Over 34,000 people in the U.S. die by suicide every year.
  • That 20% of suicide deaths in the U.S. are military veterans
  • There are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides for every suicide death
  • In the year 2000, approx. one million people die of suicide. This represents a global mortality rate of 16 per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds.
  • Self-inflicted injuries represented 1.8% of the global burden of disease in 1998 and expecting to increase to 2.4% in 2020.
  • Almost one in four youths who are American Indian/Alaskan Native has attempted…

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