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Depression and Suicide in Young Adults

In DEPRESSION Young & SUICIDE haits One out of every four college students or adults suffers from some form of diagnosable mental ilness. 19% ABOUT 19 PRECENT OP YOUNG PEOPEE CONTEMPEATE OR ATTEMPT SUICIDE EACH YEAR Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people ages 15-24, and the second leading cause of death in college students ages 20-24. 1 UNINTENTIONAL INJURY 2. SUICIDE 3. HOMICIDE 14-24 PERCENT OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS HAVE SELE-INJURED AT LEAST ONCE. According to a recent survey, nearly hal of all college students say that they have felt so depressed or anxicus in the past school year that they found it difficult to study. A THE CAST 60 VEARS THE RATE OF TEENAGE SUICIDE IN AMERICA HAS TRIPLED. Males die by suicide four times as often as females, but there are three female attempts for every male attempt. More than 3,900 young people die by committing suicide every year. O ADOLESCENTS, PSYCHTATRIC DISORDERS SUCH AS DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY OETEN GO UNDETECTED AND UNTREATED EOR YEARS. STATISTICALLY PEDIATRICTANS ONLY PICK UP ON ABOUT A FTETH OF THESE CASES, AND PARENTS RAREEY PICK UP ON THEM. It is estimated that halfl of all serious adult psychiatric inesses, including depression, begin by: AGE 14 75% 44% 25.6 PERCENT Of male college students and 31.7 PERCENT Of female students reported that on at least one occasion in the last year, they had felt so depressed it was difficult to function. 75 percent of college students do not 44 percent of American college stu- seek help for mental health problems dents report having symptoms of depression ЛOUT OF EVERY J STUDENTS EITHER CONTEMPLATE OR ATTEMPTSUICIDE show COLLEGE clear WARNING SIGNS If you know someone who is suffering from depression and/or suicidal thoughts, don’t stand idly by. Help them!

Depression and Suicide in Young Adults

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Scary statistics on the rates of depression and suicide in young adults (high school and college students).


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