Special Report

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

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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)