This report presents information on the demographic, geographic trends, and means used in suicide deaths of Orange County residents from the years 2014 through 2018. As described in the Report, the most at-risk demographic groups in Orange County were predominately White, male, middle-aged and older adults. Geographically, the cities most affected by higher suicide rates generally have larger populations fitting this demographic profile (55 years and older and White), usually coastal cities, compared to their inland neighbors. Suicide prevention efforts and resources are also highlighted in this Report.
This report presents information on both non-fatal and fatal self-inflicted injury to teen residents (aged 10-19 years old) of Orange County from 2009 to 2013. A recent report in Orange County revealed that suicide was the second leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds, accounting for one in five deaths in this age group. The age of adolescence, is a critical time period in life as it is characterized by mental, physical, and emotional developmental changes.Visit the OC Links webpage.
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