Maryland Crisis Hotline: 800-422-0009 or 2-1-1 (press 1) | Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
Suicide is a major public health concern. Over 40,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Suicidal behavior is complex. Some risk factors vary with age, gender, or ethnic group and may occur in combination or change over time.