The percentage of adults having serious thoughts about suicide was highest among adults aged 18 to 25 (7.4%), followed by adults aged 26 to 49 (4.0%), then by adults aged 50 or older (2.7%). • An estimated 2.7 million people (1.1%) made a plan about how they would attempt suicide in the past year. • The percentage of adults who made a suicide plan in. Suicide at any age is a tragedy for the individual, his or her family and friends, and the communities of which they are a part. At a population level suicide is also a major public health problem, accounting for over 34,500 deaths each year in the United States and an estimated one million or more worldwide. The largest number of suicides occurs in younger and middle-aged adults and suicide deaths in youth Cited by: 295.
Oct 30, 2017 · Many people may not know that suicide rates remain higher among older than younger adults, especially older men — who are about 85 percent of suicide victims aged 65 years or older. Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years. Suicide is one the leading causes of death among young adults (see Scope of the Problem section). Recognizing the importance of addressing the suicide problem in this population, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has provided grants to support suicide prevention in campus, state.
Jul 08, 2018 · Young Adults and Suicide. Suicide is a mental health problem affecting the lives of young adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites suicide to be the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. In order to prevent suicide of young adults, families need to talk about it.Author: Jesse Viner, MD. In 2017, the highest suicide rate (20.2) was among adults between 45 and 54 years of age. The second highest rate (20.1) occurred in those 85 years or older. Younger groups have had consistently lower suicide rates than middle-aged and older adults. In 2017, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of 14.46.