When I read this my heart began to hurt. On average one person every 40 seconds! That’s insane! We have to do something about this! We have to raise awareness. If we don’t these stats will keep going up! Each year 42,773 Americans die by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.! For every suicide death there are 25 attempts. Do your research on depression and suicide and have a talk with your family. And teens aren’t the only ones who commit suicide.