Health officials urge Minnesotans to learn more about suicide warning signs
Minnesota health officials urge Minnesotans to learn more about preventing suicide during national Suicide Prevention Week, September 6-12.
The extent of suicide in Minnesota is significant:
571 people died by suicide in Minnesota in 2007, representing 11 deaths out of every 100,000.
Suicide occurs in all age groups. In 2007, persons aged 50-64 years had the highest suicide rate of all age groups, at 16.1 deaths per 100,000 people.
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