Suicide affects people across race, age, gender, and socioeconomic status. Quite frankly, suicide doesn't care.
More than 42,000 people died by suicide in 2014 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For people between ages 10 and 34, it's the second leading cause of death. While thousands complete suicide each year, an estimated 9.4 million adults in the U.S. had serious thoughts of committing suicide.
This problem is bigger than numbers. It's people. It's moms, dads, kids, siblings, grandparents, friends, and partners.