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Health Indicator Report of Suicide Death - Youth, 15-24 Years

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. In 2014, suicide was the second leading cause of death for ages 15-24 in the US (source: [] Mental disorders increase the risk for both attempted and completed suicide. Other risk factors for completed suicide among youth include substance abuse, a family history of suicidal behavior, parental psychiatric disorders, stressful life events, and access to firearms.


Suicide deaths are defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes. Suicides are recorded with ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0, and *U03.

Data Sources

  • [ Office of Vital Statistics, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services]
  • Montana Population Estimates: [ 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. [].

Data Interpretation Issues

Suicide deaths may be subject to local misclassification of the underlying cause of death. Suicide deaths include only MT resident deaths.


The number of deaths attributed to suicide among persons 15-24 years per 100,000 of the age group population.


The total number of suicide deaths per year among persons 15-24 years.


The estimated mid-year population of persons 15-24 years.

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: [] -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?s Community Guide: [] -Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration?s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: []

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 []: 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[] Resources for veterans and their families: []
Page Content Updated On 05/20/2016, Published on 05/20/2016
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