Suicide affects all groups, including people of different ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and occupations, as well as those with other characteristics. But suicidal thoughts and behaviors can vary across populations, and risk and protective factors for suicide may also differ.

The pages below summarize the suicide problem, risk and protective factors, and opportunities for prevention among specific populations.

> Adults Ages 26 to 55 Years
> Older Adults
> Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years

Attempt Survivors and Other People with Lived Experience

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People


Military Service Members and Veter

People in Particular Occupations

People with Physical Health Problems or Disabilities

Racial and Ethnic Groups
> American Indians and Alaska Natives
> Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
> Blacks and African Americans
> Hispanics and Latinos

Survivors of Suicide Loss


> Adolescents
> Children Ages 12 and Younger