Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years

Suicide is one the leading causes of death among young adults (see Scope of the Problem section). Recognizing the importance of addressing the suicide problem in this population, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has provided grants to support suicide prevention in campus, state, and tribal communities since 2005. The Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Suicide Prevention Program has shown reductions in both attempts and suicide deaths in this age group.

Learn More

  • To learn more about the cross-site evaluation findings of past GLS grants, visit the program’s Suicide Prevention Data Center
  • See our College and Universities page for more on campus settings.
  • See All Resources Related to Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years (below) for a full list of materials, programs, trainings, and other information available from SPRC. Use the filters on the left to narrow your results.
  • For more on other groups and settings, see our Populations and Settings pages.