October 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am
Moving Towards Hope 5K for Teen Suicide Awareness
Did you know?
- According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death.
- More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.
- Suicide results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year.
- Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,400 suicide attempts by young people grades 7-12.
- Four out of five teenagers who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.
- Kids who are bullied are more than twice as likely to consider suicide, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Teenage Suicide: Statistics & Risk Factors | American SPCC – Prevention & Signs)
- Nearly 20% of high school students report serious thoughts of suicide and 9% have made an attempt to take their lives, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Join Washoe County on Sunday, October 23rd to Walk or Run for Awareness, Prevention and In Memory of those lost to Teen Suicide.