Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the number one cause for suicide?
A: Untreated depression.
Q: Why do people die by suicide?
A: Because they are in intense pain and they want the pain to stop.
Q: I feel suicidal. What should I do?
A: Get help immediately. Call family, a friend, 911 or a suicide hotline i.e.,
Q: How many people die by suicide each year in the U.S.?
A: Approximately 30,000.
Q: How many people attempt suicide each year in the U.S.?
A: Approximately 750,000.
Q: Is it true that more people die by suicide than by homicide?
A: Yes. More people die by suicide than by homicide.
Q: Do most people who attempt suicide actually die by suicide?
A: No. It is estimated that 1 person out of 25 who attempt suicide die by suicide.
Q: If I have thoughts of suicide am I abnormal?
A: No. The vast majority of people who think about suicide do not attempt
suicide or die by suicide.
Q: Are people that die by suicide weak?
A: No. Most people who die by suicide are very strong, but they have untreated
depression that they can not deal with.
Q: Do young people ever die by suicide?
A: Yes. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for those aged 15 to 24.
Q: Do children die by suicide?
A: Yes. Some children under the age of 10 die by suicide.
Q: Does suicide make pain go away?
A: No. Suicide compounds pain exponentially. All suicide survivors feel excruciating
pain. And since the person who died by suicide can no longer feel; there is
no relief from pain.
Q: Does suicide solve problems?
A: No. Suicide causes many problems and never solves any of them.