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FastStats: Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury Leaving OMH site
This Center for Disease Control and Prevention page offers quick access to statistics on suicide, with links to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

New York State Department of Health Leaving OMH site
The New York State Department of Health website includes information for consumers, doctors, researchers, and health care providers. The Department of Health administers the state's public health insurance programs, regulates hospitals and other health care facilities, conducts research in a premier biomedical laboratory, and supports public health prevention initiatives.

Suicidal Thoughts among Adults Leaving OMH site
Prepared by the Office of Applied Studies of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, this National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report examines suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adults ages 18 and older; 2008 data are presented by age group, gender, and past year substance use disorder.

Suicide: Definitions Leaving OMH site
Definitions offered by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention provide a basis for consistency in monitoring the incidence of suicide and examining trends over time.

Suicide in the United States: Statistics and Prevention Leaving OMH site
This National Institute of Mental Health page offers current facts on suicide with information on treatments and suicide prevention.

Surveillance for Violent Deaths - National Violent Death Reporting System Leaving OMH site
Report on the rates and demographics surrounding violent deaths and suicide in 16 of the U.S. States.

Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Leaving OMH site
WISQARS is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data. The site includes the 10 leading causes of death and injury tables.

World Health Organization: Suicide Leaving OMH site
This page contains general, technical and statistical information on suicide and targeted suicide prevention resources are available on its Mental Health publications page Leaving OMH site.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2007 Leaving OMH site (PDF)
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults. This report contains data on the following risk behaviors: feeling sad and hopeless, seriously considered attempting suicide, making a suicide plan, attempting suicide, and being treated by a health care provider for suicide attempt.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to Suicide Prevention.