Youth Suicide

Fourteen Bartholomew County residents lost their lives to suicide in 2017. Of those 14 individuals, the total number of youth suicides (between the ages of 16 to 18) recorded was one. We believe this is one too many and we know suicide affects the entire household. Important for our work ahead is also recognizing over half (57%) of the year’s suicides were between the ages of 32 and 47 impacting many local families.

Source: Bartholomew County Health Department Vital Statistics 2017

About this Youth Suicide Indicator

The bar chart on the left side of this indicator shows the Indiana Youth Survey responses from BCSC 6th - 12th grade students. Select the grade you would like to view above the chart and the mental health survey question below the chart.

The bar chart on the right side of this indicator compares the responses from 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students for one of the three mental health survey questions. The responses are separated into responses from BCSC students (purple) and responses from students across the state of Indiana (grey).

Hover over specific data points for a more detailed analysis.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline