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According to the Utah Department of Health, suicide is a major public health problem in Utah. An average of 627 Utahns die from suicide and 4,574 Utahns attempt suicide each year. Please seek help from a medical professional if you are struggling with mental or emotional health. The Utah crisis line is 1-800-273-TALK.
Overall, Utah males (34.2 per 100,000 population) had a significantly higher suicide rate compared to Utah females in every age group (11.5 per 100,000 population). Approximately three out of every four suicide deaths in Utah are males. However, Utah females had significantly higher ED visit and hospitalization rates for suicide attempts compared to Utah males. Males were more likely than females to have had a crisis within two weeks of their death such as intimate partner problems, job problems, school problems, and criminal problems. Females were more likely to have a diagnosed mental illness, be receiving current mental illness treatment, have a history of mental illness treatment, have left a suicide note, and have a history of suicide attempts compared to males. Suicide is a complex issue, however, and doesn’t have a single cause (ie; recent relationship problems) since many factors contribute to a person experiencing suicidality. For more information visit http://health.utah.gov/vipp/topics/suicide/.