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Roughly 1 million people die by suicide each year. In the U.S., where nearly 36,000 people take their own lives annually, more than 4,600 victims are between the ages of 10 and 24, making suicide the third leading cause of death in this age group.
The US Air Force Suicide Prevention Program (AFSPP) has reduced suicide rates significantly since it was launched in 1996, according to a new study that examined almost three decades of data.
Keeping in touch with people who have tried to kill themselves is a cheap-but-effective way of heading off further suicide attempts, Australian researchers say.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.