According to the CDC, 47,646 Americans committed suicide in 2021, and men accounted for 76% of those deaths. However, there were approximately three suicide attempts by women, for every one by a man. More men die by suicide because they tend to use more lethal force, such as guns and hanging, than women.
The CDC also reports veterans, people who live in rural communities, the LGBTQIA+ population, middle-aged adults, and Native Americans disproportionately experience factors linked to suicide. These factors include substance abuse, job or financial problems, relationship problems, and physical or mental health problems.
People who have experienced violence, including adverse childhood experiences, such as physical abuse, bullying, or sexual violence, have a higher suicide risk, and these also contribute to mental health issues.