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Suicide Data

Suicide occurs when a person ends his or her life. For people in North Carolina between the ages of 15 and 34, suicide is the second leading cause of death, and it is the third leading cause of death for those ages 10 to 14. Suicide deaths are only part of the problem. More people survive suicide attempts than those who actually die. They are often seriously injured and need medical care. Most people feel uncomfortable talking about suicide. Often, victims are blamed, and their friends, families, and communities are left devastated.

Prevention Materials

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


Overall Suicide


Elder Suicide


Veteran Suicide

Youth Suicide Fact Sheets


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.