In 2020, 44,834 people died by suicide in the U.S. More than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental health disorder, commonly a depressive disorder or a substance use disorder. The highest suicide rates in the U.S. are found in men over age 75. The suicide rate in young people increased dramatically over the last few decades. In 2020, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds. Four times as many men than women die by suicide. However, women attempt suicide 2-3 times as often as men.