Youth Suicide Statistics
• Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2016 CDC WISQARS)
• Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2016 CDC WISQARS)
• More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
• Each day in our nation an average of over 3,041 suicide attempts are made by young people, grades 9-12. If these percentages are additionally applied to grades 7 and 8, the numbers would be higher.
• Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.
• The Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System (YRBS) is a survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that includes national, state, and local school-based representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students. The purpose is to monitor priority health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in the United States.
What is being done to stop and/or reverse this enormous and growing trend?
International Suicide Prevention (ISP) has been successfully treating suicidal thoughts since 2006.
ISP is the only suicide prevention organization to be using advanced cognitive neuropsychology treatments that have been proven to work on suicidal ideation.
At the forefront of this epidemic ISP is developing the first of its kind, self-help suicide prevention mobile app that will treat suicidal ideation among teens.
The first step in the development stage is geared to target adolescents ages 5 to 24. Afterwards, ISP is expected to expand this program to include: veterans, military, first responders and seniors.
This has all been made possible with the help of behavioral modification scientist Matthew Dovel. Mr. Dovel has been working in the field of cognitive neuropsychology for over 3 decades. He is responsible for discovering a code that unlocks the secret to effectively modifying human behavior.