Each year an estimated 775,000 family members are impacted by the suicide attempt or death of a loved one. Countless others are concerned about friends. Young adults aged 18-24 have the highest incidence of reported suicide ideation.
One fourth of all persons aged 18-24 years in the U.S. are either full- or part-time college students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Kentuckians 15-34 years old. From the National Institute of Mental Health, “suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the U.S.”