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Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior in 33 Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2008 to 2010

November 15, 2012

Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior in 33 Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2008 to 2010 (PDF)

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

In Brief:

• Based on combined 2008 to 2010 data, an annual average of 8.5 million adults aged 18 or older had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year, 2.4 million made a suicide plan, and 1.1 million attempted suicide

• Rates of past year serious thoughts of suicide among adults ranged from 2.0 percent in the Raleigh MSA to 6.5 percent in the Salt Lake City MSA

• Rates of past year suicide planning among adults ranged from ranged from 0.2 percent in the Atlanta and Raleigh MSAs to 1.9 percent in the Las Vegas MSA

• Rates of past year suicide attempts among adults ranged from less than 0.1 percent in the Raleigh MSA to 0.8 percent in the Dallas MSA

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