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Montana-State-Facts-2019

Montana remains no. 1 for suicide rate in the nation, with 28.89 people per 100,000 dying by suicide. * Based on most recent 2017 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Suicide is the 6th leading cause of death in Montana.

Suicide is the 1st leading cause of death in Montanans ages 15-24.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in Montanans ages 25-44.

Suicide is the 5th leading cause of death in Montanans ages 45-54.

Suicide is the 6th leading cause of death in Montanans ages 55-64.

Suicide is the 15th leading cause of death in Montanans ages 65 & older.

More than 5 times as many people died by suicide in Montana in 2017 than in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents.

On average, one person dies by suicide every 28 hours in Montana.

Montana is ranked No.1 for suicide rate in the nation.

There was a 66.6% increase in suicides in L&C County from 2016 to 2018.

In the county, 28.9 percent of high school students seriously considered attempting suicide and 13.4 % attempted suicide in the 12 months leading up to the 2019 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey.YRBS19Suicide


For more information, view the 2017 Lewis & Clark County suicide data sheet (PDF link): 2017 county suicides data sheet (2)  and the 2018 county suicides data sheet.