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Facts & Figures:

Suicide in the US

According to most recent data available, from the Centers for Disease Control, in 2019:

  • 47,511 Americans died by suicide

  • 1.379 million Americans attempted suicide

  • 90% of those who died by suicide had a diagnosable mental health condition at the time of their death.





















  • Boys take their lives at 3-4 times the rate of girls. The suicide rate for teen boys saw a rise that peaked in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, then lowered in the late ‘90s and early 2000’s. This may be attributed to pediatricians increasingly taking on the role of treating depression. However, the rate has unfortunately been rising again since 2006.

  • The suicide rate for teen girls had a similar but less dramatic pattern. There has been an increase for girls over the last 10-12 years.


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About Us

Based in the Hudson Valley, NY, we are a nonprofit that awards grants for mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs in local schools and communities.


We get teens & adolescents trained & talking - before it's too late.


We are a group of family members who have each lost a loved one to suicide - a brother, a son, a niece, a relative - and we are committed to positive change. We are a charitable component fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. As such, all donations to our nonprofit are tax deductible, as allowed by law.




Here's Help


If You Know Someone in Crisis: Call the confidential toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1–800–273–TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are concerned about someone's social media posts, click here. Alternatively, the Crisis Text Line is available 24/7. Text “HOME” to 741741.

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Statistics, educational resources, programs, and grants for suicide prevention initiatives, to help save lives and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and depression throughout the Hudson Valley, NY. 

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