Why Suicide Prevention?

UM Unites to Prevent College Suicide by Transforming Campus Culture


Why Suicide Prevention?

  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young adults aged 18-24.
  • 15% of graduate and 18% of undergraduate students have seriously considered attempting suicide in their lifetimes.
  • Over 1,000 college students die by suicide each year.

UM Unites’ Mission Statement

  • To reduce stigma and promote help-seeking behavior
  • To increase suicide prevention awareness
  • To deliver the message that suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility