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OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION


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Office of Violence Prevention 1000 S. Fremont Ave.,
A9 East, Unit 61,
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone: 626.293.2610
Email: ovp@ph.lacounty.gov


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Suicide is a significant public health issue for people of all ages in Los Angeles County. Fortunately, there is help available when contemplating suicide or self-harm, or in other moments of crisis.

We encourage everyone to get connected with supportive mental health resources, get educated about warning signs and prevention strategies, and to get informed about the data.

To talk to someone about self-harm and/or suicide or to get help now, call or text 988.



  Suicide in LA County by the Numbers

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For All Ages

For Youth (Ages 10-24)

8th
leading cause of premature death
among Los Angeles County residents

3rd
leading cause of youth death
among Los Angeles County residents

829
suicide deaths
the age-adjusted rate of suicide deaths was 7.6 per 100,000 residents

102
youth suicide deaths
the age-adjusted rate of youth suicide deaths was 5.3 per 100,000 residents

3,399
non-fatal suicide attempts
among Los Angeles County residents treated in California hospitals or emergency departments

1,502
non-fatal suicide attempts
among Los Angeles County residents treated in California hospitals or emergency departments

33%
of suicide deaths involved a firearm
270 total suicide deaths in Los Angeles County

19
suicide deaths involved a firearm
among Los Angeles County youth


Sources:
  1. 2020 Provisional Mortality Data from Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology (data subject to change)
  2. CDC Wonder
  3. California Dept of Health Care Access and Information

   

Suicide Prevention Publications and Reports

The following reports and publications provide more context about suicide and self-harm locally and nationally.

 Learn More

For more resources on Suicide Prevention, check out these pages:

 

To talk to someone about self-harm and/or suicide
or to get help now, call or text:
988


For more information about this website, please contact:

Nana Sarkodee-Adoo (she/her)
Regional Violence Prevention Coalition Coordinator
nsarkodee-adoo@ph.lacounty.gov

  
 
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