Paul S. Nestadt, MD


Suicide by the Numbers: Myths and Facts

June 18, 2020

Even though firearms are only used in 5% to 6% of attempts, they are responsible for half of all suicide deaths and are by far the most common method of suicide. In turn, suicide is by far the most common manner of gun death in the US, far outpacing homicides and accidents. Paul Nestadt, MD, a psychiatrist and epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, discusses suicide.