Supporting Survivors of Suicide

In New Mexico the suicide rate is consistently higher than the average, comprising of 2.6% of all deaths in the state compared to 1.3% of all deaths in the US.3 Based on the Annual report (2010) from the Office of the Medical Investigator (NM) there was a 7.1% increase in the number of suicides in 2010 compared to 2009.

More men than women died from suicide.

Men between the ages of 25-34 years had the highest suicide rates (16.5% of all suicides) in 2010

Guiding Principles – Education, Awareness, Support, and Action.

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