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Preventing deaths from suicide is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. Progress is updated annually. Get the 2017 Progress Report for this priority or view current data highlights below.
Health equity interventions
Health system interventions
Suicide is among the leading causes of death in Oregon, and is a major public health issue nationally.
Individuals that attempt suicide, when not fatal, can have lasting health problems that may include brain damage, organ failure, depression and other mental health problems. Suicide also affects survivors and communities.
Suicide and other self-inflicted injuries result in an estimated $41.2 billion in combined medical and work loss costs in the United States annually.
Data source: Oregon Healthy Teens Survey
Data source: Oregon Vital Statistics
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