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Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Suicide Data

Suicide occurs when a person ends his or her life. For people in North Carolina between the ages of 15 and 34 it is the third leading cause of death. Suicide deaths are only part of the problem. More people survive suicide attempts than actually die. They are often seriously injured and need medical care. Most people feel uncomfortable talking about suicide. Often, victims are blamed. Their friends, families, and communities are left devastated.

Prevention Materials

Violent Death Reporting System (N.C. VDRS) Data

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data

High School

Middle School

Visit the CDC’s site on preventing suicide for more information.

For older fact sheets, please contact a member of the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch.