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Health Indicator Report of Suicide Deaths

Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Montana and nationally, Montana has the highest rate of suicide.

Notes

Suicide deaths for 1999 and later are defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Data Sources

  • [http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/Epidemiology/OESS-VS Office of Vital Statistics, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services]
  • Montana Population Estimates: [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm The population data are Bridged Race Population Estimates], produced by the National Center for Health Statistics.
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/].

Data Interpretation Issues

Suicide deaths may be subject to local misclassification of the underlying cause of death. Suicide deaths include only MT resident deaths. Deaths for persons of unknown age are not included in age-adjusted rates.

Definition

The suicide death rate is defined as the number of deaths attributed to suicide per 100,000 population.

Numerator

The suicide death rate is defined as the number of deaths attributed to suicide per 100,000 population.

Denominator

The estimated mid-year population.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the suicide rate

U.S. Target: 10.2 suicides per 100,000 population
State Target: 13.3 suicides per 100,000 population

Evidence-based Practices

For reviews of evidence-based practices, please see: -US Preventive Services Task Force: [http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/] -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Guide: [http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html] -Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: [http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/Index.aspx]

Available Services

If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening position, please call 911 If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call one of the following hotlines to talk to someone: -Montana Suicide Hotlines: 1-800-332-8425 -National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/]: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). En Espaol: 1-888-628-9495 -Teen to Teen Peer Counseling Hotline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454) -Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-877-209-1266 -Veterans Peer Support Line: 1-877-Vet2Vet (1-800-877-838-2838) -Graduate Student Hotline: 1-800-GRADHLP (1-800-472-3457) -Postpartum Depression Hotline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS (1-800-773-6667) If you would like to seek treatment, please contact: -SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline: 1‑800-662-HELP (4357), also online at[ https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/] Resources for veterans and their families: [http://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/veterans/index.html]
Page Content Updated On 08/08/2017, Published on 06/14/2019
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