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Every State's Teen Suicide Rate and Why It's Increasing

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Suicide has been on the rise for decades in the United States. No age group has reported a larger increase than teenagers and young adults. Suicide became the second-most common cause of death after accidents, rising from 6.8 deaths to 10.6 deaths for every 100,000 teens and young adults over the decade through 2017.

The coronavirus pandemic has further contributed to the already rising suicide rate. During the last week of June, adults across the country reported more frequent and more severe adverse mental health conditions, increased substance use, and elevated suicidal ideation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported calls to its national suicide helpline increased 40% in March this year, to approximately 100,000 calls per month. Racial and ethnic minorities, essential workers, unpaid adult caregivers, and young adults have experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed the average annual number of suicides in every state between 2016 and 2018, for every 100,000 teens and young adults aged 10 to 24 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Compared to the three-year period between 2007 and 2009, suicides among teens and young adults have increased in every state.

While the rise in suicide has contributed to greater premature death across younger segments of the population, overall mortality among teenagers has actually fallen in recent decades largely as a result of declining homicide and traffic accident deaths.

Rising suicide rates among teenage girls have driven the rise among teens overall. Bullying and social media use have been associated with mental health problems in young people. Researchers in the United Kingdom who studied more than 10,000 14-year-olds found greater social media use related to online harassment, poor sleep, low self-esteem and poor body image.

Click here to see every state’s teen suicide rate and why it’s increasing.
Click here to read our methodology.

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Alabama
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (24th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 24th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 323
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 234
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +38.0% (21st lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.0% (tied — 17th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 50.4% (21st lowest)
> Median household income: $51,734 (5th lowest)

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Alaska
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 31.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (the highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 24.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (the highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 145
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 115
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +26.1% (8th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 6.5% (the highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 59.8% (15th highest)
> Median household income: $75,463 (12th highest)

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Arizona
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 12.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (19th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 9.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (10th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 551
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 395
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +39.5% (22nd lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.8% (11th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 43.3% (9th lowest)
> Median household income: $62,055 (23rd lowest)

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Arkansas
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 13.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (17th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 9.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 12th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 238
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 162
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +46.9% (20th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.1% (tied — 21st lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 42.1% (6th lowest)
> Median household income: $48,952 (3rd lowest)

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California
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 6.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (6th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (4th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 1,624
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 1,216
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +33.6% (17th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.6% (tied — 15th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 46.4% (15th lowest)
> Median household income: $80,440 (5th highest)

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Colorado
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 17.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (8th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 11.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (8th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 577
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 349
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +65.3% (9th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 5.6% (tied — 4th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 56.8% (19th highest)
> Median household income: $77,127 (9th highest)

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Connecticut
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 6.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (4th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (6th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 134
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 118
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +13.6% (3rd lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.6% (tied — 15th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 67.4% (the highest)
> Median household income: $78,833 (6th highest)

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Delaware
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 9.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (10th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 6.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (10th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 49
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 34
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +44.1% (25th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.3% (tied — 22nd highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 64.3% (5th highest)
> Median household income: $70,176 (16th highest)

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Florida
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 8.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (9th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 6.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (11th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 916
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 703
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +30.3% (12th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.5% (18th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 46.5% (16th lowest)
> Median household income: $59,227 (17th lowest)

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Georgia
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (15th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (8th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 675
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 364
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +85.4% (2nd highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.2% (tied — the lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 42.3% (7th lowest)
> Median household income: $61,980 (22nd lowest)

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Hawaii
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 25th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (23rd lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 87
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 62
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +40.3% (23rd lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.9% (tied — 13th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 45.6% (14th lowest)
> Median household income: $83,102 (4th highest)

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Idaho
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 18.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (6th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 12.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (7th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 202
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 122
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +65.6% (8th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.6% (tied — 15th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 55.6% (21st highest)
> Median household income: $60,999 (20th lowest)

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Illinois
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 8.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (8th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (7th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 620
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 468
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +32.5% (15th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.7% (tied — 12th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 66.5% (3rd highest)
> Median household income: $69,187 (17th highest)

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Indiana
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 12.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (20th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (21st lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 501
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 313
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +60.1% (16th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.3% (tied — 2nd lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 50.0% (20th lowest)
> Median household income: $57,603 (14th lowest)

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Iowa
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (23rd lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 16th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 218
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 164
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +32.9% (16th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.2% (tied — 24th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 60.7% (14th highest)
> Median household income: $61,691 (21st lowest)

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Kansas
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 15.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (10th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 9.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (11th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 289
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 179
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +61.5% (13th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.1% (tied — 21st lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 51.7% (tied — 23rd lowest)
> Median household income: $62,087 (24th lowest)

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Kentucky
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 21st highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 21st highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 309
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 214
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +44.4% (24th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.6% (tied — 7th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 43.7% (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $52,295 (7th lowest)

Louisiana
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 18th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 18th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 302
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 219
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +37.9% (19th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.9% (tied — 13th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 38.3% (3rd lowest)
> Median household income: $51,073 (4th lowest)

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Maine
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 13.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (18th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (19th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 90
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 64
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +40.6% (25th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.7% (tied — 12th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 52.2% (tied — 25th highest)
> Median household income: $58,924 (16th lowest)

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Maryland
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 7.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (7th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 6.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (9th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 251
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 211
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +19.0% (5th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.4% (5th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 63.6% (6th highest)
> Median household income: $86,738 (the highest)

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Massachusetts
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 6.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (5th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 3.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (the lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 258
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 157
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +64.3% (10th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.3% (tied — 22nd highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 55.2% (tied — 23rd highest)
> Median household income: $85,843 (2nd highest)

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Michigan
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 25th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 6.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (12th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 680
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 427
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +59.3% (17th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.9% (tied — 13th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 55.4% (22nd highest)
> Median household income: $59,584 (19th lowest)

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Minnesota
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 18th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 21st highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 354
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 268
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +32.1% (14th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.3% (tied — 22nd highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 61.9% (8th highest)
> Median household income: $74,593 (13th highest)

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Mississippi
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (12th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 24th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 186
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 154
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +20.8% (6th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.5% (6th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 47.9% (17th lowest)
> Median household income: $45,792 (the lowest)

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Missouri
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 14.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (12th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (15th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 537
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 322
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +66.8% (7th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.7% (11th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 57.2% (18th highest)
> Median household income: $57,409 (13th lowest)

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Montana
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 23.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (3rd highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 15.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (4th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 140
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 95
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +47.4% (19th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 6.3% (2nd highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 62.7% (7th highest)
> Median household income: $57,153 (11th lowest)

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Nebraska
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 21st highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (18th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 142
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 98
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +44.9% (22nd highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.0% (tied — 17th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 57.6% (17th highest)
> Median household income: $63,229 (25th highest)

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Nevada
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 13.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (16th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 16th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 223
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 138
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +61.6% (12th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 5.2% (tied — 9th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 33.7% (2nd lowest)
> Median household income: $63,276 (24th highest)

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New Hampshire
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 14.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 13th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 14th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 111
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 56
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +98.2% (the highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.3% (tied — 22nd highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 60.8% (13th highest)
> Median household income: $77,933 (8th highest)

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New Jersey
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 5.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (the lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 4.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 2nd lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 291
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 211
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +37.9% (20th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.3% (tied — 2nd lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 48.0% (18th lowest)
> Median household income: $85,751 (3rd highest)

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New Mexico
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 19.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (5th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 16.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (3rd highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 248
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 220
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +12.7% (2nd lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 6.0% (3rd highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 50.9% (22nd lowest)
> Median household income: $51,945 (6th lowest)

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New York
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 5.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 2nd lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 4.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 2nd lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 655
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 497
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +31.8% (13th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.0% (tied — 17th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 45.5% (tied — 11th lowest)
> Median household income: $72,108 (14th highest)

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North Carolina
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 9.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (11th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 14th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 590
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 403
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +46.4% (21st highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.6% (tied — 7th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 43.2% (8th lowest)
> Median household income: $57,341 (12th lowest)

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North Dakota
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 18.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (7th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 12.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (6th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 88
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 57
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +54.4% (18th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.4% (tied — 19th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 66.9% (2nd highest)
> Median household income: $64,577 (20th highest)

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Ohio
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 19th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 18th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 754
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 537
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +40.4% (24th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.0% (tied — 17th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 55.0% (tied — 25th highest)
> Median household income: $58,642 (15th lowest)

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Oklahoma
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 15.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (11th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 9.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 12th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 376
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 213
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +76.5% (4th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.4% (tied — 19th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 57.7% (16th highest)
> Median household income: $54,449 (8th lowest)

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Oregon
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 14.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 13th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 21st highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 334
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 184
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +81.5% (3rd highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 5.3% (8th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 61.8% (tied — 9th highest)
> Median household income: $67,058 (18th highest)

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Pennsylvania
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (16th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 6.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (13th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 766
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 530
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +44.5% (23rd highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.2% (tied — the lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 65.2% (4th highest)
> Median household income: $63,463 (23rd highest)

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Rhode Island
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 5.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 2nd lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (5th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 37
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 35
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +5.7% (the lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.7% (tied — 12th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 55.2% (tied — 23rd highest)
> Median household income: $71,169 (15th highest)

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South Carolina
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (23rd highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 18th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 341
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 213
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +60.1% (15th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.1% (tied — 21st lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 33.6% (the lowest)
> Median household income: $56,227 (10th lowest)

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South Dakota
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 23.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (2nd highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 20.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (2nd highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 125
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 106
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +17.9% (4th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 5.6% (tied — 4th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 60.9% (12th highest)
> Median household income: $59,533 (18th lowest)

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Tennessee
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (17th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 24th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 415
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 306
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +35.6% (18th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.9% (tied — 13th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 41.7% (5th lowest)
> Median household income: $56,071 (9th lowest)

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Texas
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 13th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 14th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 1,867
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 1,152
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +62.1% (11th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.6% (tied — 7th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 45.5% (tied — 11th lowest)
> Median household income: $64,034 (22nd highest)

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Utah
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 16.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (9th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 11.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (9th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 379
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 220
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +72.3% (5th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.8% (12th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 39.6% (4th lowest)
> Median household income: $75,780 (11th highest)

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Vermont
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 13th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (22nd lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 38
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 30
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +26.7% (9th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 5.5% (6th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 61.6% (11th highest)
> Median household income: $63,001 (25th lowest)

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Virginia
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 19th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 14th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 548
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 342
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +60.2% (14th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.6% (tied — 7th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 56.4% (20th highest)
> Median household income: $76,456 (10th highest)

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Washington
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 13.7 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (15th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 21st highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 566
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 333
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +70.0% (6th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 5.2% (tied — 9th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 49.6% (19th lowest)
> Median household income: $78,687 (7th highest)

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West Virginia
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (24th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (14th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 113
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 92
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +22.8% (7th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.4% (tied — 19th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 45.5% (tied — 11th lowest)
> Median household income: $48,850 (2nd lowest)

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Wisconsin
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 19th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (20th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 383
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 294
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +30.3% (11th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.2% (tied — 24th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 51.7% (tied — 23rd lowest)
> Median household income: $64,168 (21st highest)

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Wyoming
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 20.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (4th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 15.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (5th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 70
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 54
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +29.6% (10th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 5.4% (7th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 61.8% (tied — 9th highest)
> Median household income: $65,003 (19th highest)

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