Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by serious psychological distress 2018

This statistic shows suicide thoughts, plans and attempts among U.S. adults as of 2018, broken down by serious psychological distress. It was found that 26 percent of respondents with serious psychological distress had serious thoughts of suicide within the preceding year.

Suicide thoughts, plans and attempts among U.S. adults as of 2018, by serious psychological distress*

Serious psychological distressNo serious psychological distress
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Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

base: around 70,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Serious Psychological Distress (SPD) is defined for this table as having a score of 13 or higher on the K6 scale in the past year.

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