Survivors Of Suicide SOS


Facts about Suicide

Over 44,000 suicides occur each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average 121 suicides per day.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in Texas approximately over 3,000 deaths in 2015. Tarrant County had over 230 deaths that same year averaging 19 deaths per month.

Suicide is the leading cause of death of college students in the United States and is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24 years of age. Only accidents claim more young lives. Suicide occurs more often than homicides.

A person dies by suicide every 11.9 minutes and every 29 seconds a person attempts suicide. There are over 250,000 suicide loss survivors per year.

Although suicide attempts are not tracked, it is estimated there are about 1 million suicide attempts each year.

Research has shown that 90% of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable but unrecognized psychiatric disorder such as depression.

For More Information on Survivors of Suicide:
Please call (817)335-5405.

Sharon Walker, LCSW

Meeting Information
SOS meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Mental Health of America of Tarrant County.

3136 W. 4th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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