Suicide is a major public health issue.

In 2018, 48,344 people died by suicide – making suicide the tenth leading cause of death nationwide (CDC). In 2019, approximately 12 million U.S. adults aged 18 or older thought seriously about attempting suicide; 3.5 million made suicide plans, and 1.4 million made non-fatal attempts (SAMHSA).

Washington State map

In Washington State, 2009-2018

75% of Firearm Deaths are Suicides

National Suicide Data


Lives Lost Yearly to Suicide

15 – 24

Year Olds, Suicide is Second Leading Cause of Death


Veterans Die Daily by Suicide


Of Suicides Involve Firearms

Washington Suicide Data

In 2018, 1,252 residents died by suicide, making it the eighth leading cause of death overall in Washington state.  At nearly 15.9 deaths per 100,000 people, this is higher than the national annual age-adjusted suicide rate of 14.2 per 100,000 individuals. (CDC)

Washington state has higher rates of suicide than the national average. Washington ranks 26th in suicide rates in the U.S.