by the num­bers

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE -

Sui­cide num­bers are scary no mat­ter where you look. Ev­ery 13 min­utes, some­one in the U.S. dies by sui­cide. Ev­ery 32 seconds, some­one at­tempts it.

The most re­cent num­bers for the U.S. and Ge­or­gia are from 2011.

Na­tion­wide:

10th lead­ing cause of death Ge­or­gia:

2nd lead­ing cause of death ages 25-34

3rd lead­ing cause of death ages 10-24

4th lead­ing cause of death ages 35-44

4th lead­ing cause of death ages 45-54

In the six east­ern and metro coun­ties (in­clud­ing New­ton and Rock­dale) that make up the Depart­ment of Be­hav­ioral Help and De­vel­op­ment Dis­abil­i­ties’ Re­gion 3, preven­tion help in July 2014.

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