Special Report

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

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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)