Suicide prevention in spotlight this month
More people die by suicide each year than from homicide, AIDS or motor vehicle accidents. Suicide is the leading cause of violent deaths in the state, nationally and worldwide, far higher than killings and death due to natural disasters. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among youth and young adults 15-24 years old in Tennessee and for the United States at large. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, there were 1,110 recorded suicide deaths in the state in 2016, at a rate of 16.7 per 100,000-person population.
Updated Sep 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM