White elderly men commit suicide at a higher rates than white women or black men and women. But worse still is the suicide rates of children. The American Academy of Child and Psychiatry notes these warning signs.
Suicide among 15 to 24 year olds is the third leading cause of death. It is the sixth leading cause of death for 5 to 14 year olds. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said gay and lesbian youths are 2 to 6 times more likely to commit suicide and account for 30% of all teen suicides.