IUPAT Helping Hand: Disturbing New Numbers in Suicide Rate for 15 to 24 Year Olds

As the IUPAT continues to get the word out to members and their families that resources for suicide prevention and the battle against substance use disorder are available at our new website –, new suicide statistics were recently reported on by AXIOS HERE and HERE.

Numbers that show the need for help is seemingly growing more and more every day. Here are some of the key statistics:

  • The suicide rate for Americans aged 15 to 24 years old — the older half of Generation Z — is the highest it’s been since at least 1999. Up by 51 percent over the last decade.
  • Suicide rates for women aged 15 to 24 have risen faster than men.