Just how suicidal are you? OK, admittedly, it’s probably not the best idea to fixate on this question, but in point of fact “being suicidal” doesn’t mean just one thing. Being suicidal exists on a scale. But how does one quantify how suicidal you are? Suicide Statistics Thanks to very depressing research we do know many awful suicide statistics. Men are up to 17 times more like more likely to commit suicide than women Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the US in 2007 Suicide was the third leading cause of death in people aged 15-24 in 2007 People with anorexia nervosa have a 40 times greater chance of committing suicide than the general population (anorexia nervosa is the most deadly mental illness) Age, race, substance abuse, mental health and history are all other suicide risk factors (There are lots of other suicide statistics provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.) Suicide Self-Assessment – How Suicidal Are You?