In America, nearly 1 million people attempt suicide each year.
One person completes suicide every 16 minutes in the U.S.
Nationally, suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24, however, in West Virginia it is the SECOND leading cause of death for this
90% of the individuals who die by suicide have a treatable mental illness or
substance abuse disorder.
Within a typical high school classroom, it is likely that three students have made a suicide attempt in the last year.