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2022 State and Territorial Needs Assessment – Call to Action and Summary of Priority Areas

Year: 2022

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with steady increases in the suicide rate from 2000 to 2018. While slight decreases were noted in the overall U.S. suicide death rate in 2019, the U.S. rate remains at 13.93/100,000 individuals, substantially above the 2000 rate of 10.4/100,000. Recent increases have been observed in many subpopulations, including African American, indigenous, youth, adult male, and rural populations.The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), with its partner Social Science Research and Evaluation (SSRE), conducted the second annual State and Territorial Needs Assessment (SNA) in Spring 2022 to assess the suicide prevention needs, challenges, strengths, infrastructure, and capacity of U.S. states and territories.