4% of U.S. Adults Report Suicidal Thoughts Each Year

Annually, an average of 10.6 million U.S. adults (4.3% of the adult population) report having suicidal thoughts. In an annual survey, past-year prevalence of suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts was higher for females, adults 18 to 39 years, non-college graduates, and never-married adults.

Via Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published online January 7, 2022.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/ss/ss7101a1.htm?s_cid=ss7101a1_w

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