Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services – DHSS

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Every day 2 people die by suicide in Missouri*
More Missourians die by suicide than by DWI, homicide or AIDS.
Missouri’s rate of suicide (14.1/100,000) is higher than national rate (12/100,000)
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Missouri.
On average 800 Missourians die by suicide annually.
Leading methods of suicide: Firearms, suffocation, and poisoning.
Men account for 74% of all suicides in Missouri.
*(Source: Missouri Department of Mental Health & CDC)

http://health.mo.gov/living/families/injuries/suicideprevention.php