Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in the United States, and the second leading cause of death for youth. There are approximately 40,000 suicide deaths in the United States and approximately 100 in the City of San Francisco every year.
Below are helpful links and research reports to help you better understand different suicide prevention strategies.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
This site contains extensive national suicide statistical information.
San Francisco Coroner
This document has detailed information about San Francisco suicides.
American Association of Suicidology
The links below contain extensive fact sheets about suicide and suicide prevention, as well as access to AAS’s long-standing journal entitled, Journal of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
This website provides helpful information, statistics, suicide prevention strategies, and current research and prevention efforts. Check out the SPRC’s weekly e-newsletter, which contains announcements and information about suicide, suicide prevention and mental health issues.