At least 49,449 lives were lost due to intentional self-harm in the US in 2022 — nearly 15 deaths for every 100,000 people, reports CNN. Suicide rose to the 11th leading cause of death in 2021, and provisional data for 2022 shows the same. It falls just below chronic liver disease and above influenza and pneumonia.

Firearms were involved in more than half of all suicides in 2022.