Our mission is to eliminate suicides in Josephine County, Oregon.
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Josephine County (SPCJC)
|Year||Population||Number of Deaths by Suicide||Adjusted Rate 100,000 Population by Suicide||Estimated Survivors of Suicide Loss∗||Number of Deaths by Homicide∗∗|
∗Every death by suicide leaves approximately six individuals affected. The numbers in this column are estimates based on actual deaths. They have not been adjusted to 100,000 population rates.
Percent distribution of the 10 leading causes of death, by age group: United States, 2010
NOTES: CLRD is Chronic lower respiratory diseases; HIV is Human immunodeficiency virus. Values show percentage of total deaths.
SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality. cdc.gov
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2011), studies indicate that mental health problems are the most commonly noted circumstance for suicide with 41.6% described as having a depressed mood at the time of their deaths. And, among those with a diagnosed mental health problem, females were more likely than males to have been diagnosed with bipolar or anxiety disorders while males, more often than females, were diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and attention deficit disorder/attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).