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May is Mental Health Month: Teens and Suicide
May is Mental Health Month: Teens and Suicide
Sabrina Kapp
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Did you know? In some cases, emotional distress leads youth to contemplate suicide or engage in suicidal behavior. Approximately 90% of those who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental illness. 

  • One in five Indiana high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year.
  • Indiana ranks 3rd out of 36 states in the percentage of high school students who seriously considered attempting suicide, and the state ranks 3rd out of 34 states in the percentage of students who made a suicide plan.

Source: Indiana Youth Institute, 2018 Indiana KIDS COUNT Data Book