Youth Suicide Prevention Effectiveness Statistics

Youth suicide prevention programs have shown promising effectiveness in reducing suicidal behavior and improving mental health outcomes among young people.

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"In a study, it was found that school-based suicide prevention programs were moderately effective in reducing suicide ideation."

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"The suicide rate among U.S. youth (aged 10-24) increased by 57.4% from 2007 to 2018."

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"Research indicates that for each dollar invested in suicide prevention in high-income countries, there's a return of 2.5 dollars in terms of reduced health care costs."

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"The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has found that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in young people aged 15-34."

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"The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline handled over 2.2 million calls in 2018 with a 98% successful intervention rate."

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"A UK study found that two thirds of people under 20 who died by suicide had no contact with mental health services."

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"A L.A. County Youth Suicide Prevention program reduced rate of suicide attempts by 30% within the first year alone."

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"Around 80% of students who commit suicide have received no school-based mental health treatment."

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"Postvention responses - interventions after a suicide - can help reduce the risk of further suicides."

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"WHO reports that for every youth suicide, there are 20 more suicide attempts."

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"A national survey in the U.S. found that 8.9% of adolescents reported suicide ideation, highlighting the importance of prevention programs."

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"A study found that only 50% of suicidal youth are identified by schools as being at risk."

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"Gatekeeper training in school settings can lead to increased knowledge and adaptative attitudes about suicide."

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"The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention found that for every suicide death there are approximately 25 attempts."

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"A CDC survey found that 17% of American High School students seriously considered suicide, indicating the importance of prevention efforts."

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"Limiting access to lethal means among at risk youth is an effective suicide prevention strategy."

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