Suicide and homicide are the fourth and fifth leading causes of death
for persons aged 10 to 60 years in the United States.1 Suicide
completion and homicide perpetration are associated with previous attempts
at self-harm2 or violence toward others,3 and both of these predominant causes of violent death
are associated with mental illness.
Cole TB, Glass RM. Mental Illness and Violent DeathMajor Issues for Public Health. JAMA. 2005;294(5):623–624. doi:10.1001/jama.294.5.623