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Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It is the 2nd leading cause of death for 10-34 year olds, the 4th leading cause of death for 35-44 year olds, and the 10th leading cause of death overall.

Over the last 20 years, the suicide rate has increased 35%.

In 2019, one in five Maryland Mid-Shore teens ages 14-17 report seriously considering attempting suicide.

Even though most of these deaths are preventable, on average, one Marylander dies of suicide every 13 hours.

47,511 people died of suicide in the United States in 2019, including 657 Marylanders.

Every year, more Marylanders die by suicide than by homicide.