Methods of Suicide
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Utah Department of Health
A suicidal crisis is very brief
People who are admitted to a hospital after an attempt were asked how long they’d been thinking about suicide before the attempt…
48% said 10 minutes or less.
Most people who become suicidal have struggled with ongoing, underlying problems. But the movement from suicidal idea to action is sometimes rapid.
A suicidal crisis is very brief, 48% of survivors said 10 minutes or less
Consistently above average
Utah is consistently above the national average for suicide deaths. Currently ranked 6th highest rate in the nation, this graph shows our average number of suicides is 24.7 for every 100,000 people and the national average is 16.3 per 100,000.
*Crude rate of suicide per 100,000 population, ages 10+ by year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2017. Data source: Utah Death Certificate Database, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Suicide statistics across the lifespan
Utah males had a significantly higher age-adjusted rate with 32.0 per 100,000, compared to Utah Females with 10.7 per 100,000.
Utah adults ages 25-64 had the highest rate of suicide per 100,000 population.
*Rate of suicide per 100,000 population by age group and sex in, Utah 2017. Data source: IBIS-PH, Utah Department of Health