Special Report

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

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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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