There were 122 suicides that occurred in the North Los Angeles County and
East Los Angeles County in 2020:
101 (83%) of the victims were males, and 9 (16%) were females. 2 were unidentifiable
due to being John or Jane Does.
48 (39%) of the victims were Hispanic, 42 (34%) were Caucasian, 15 (12%)
were Asian, 13 (11%) were black, and 4 were other/unknown.
33 (28%) of the victims were between the ages of 26 and 35. The next largest
age group was those between the ages of 14 and 25 (21, 18%).
Below is a breakdown of the victims and their ages. 5 victims’ ages
were unknown due to being unidentifiable:
Of those between the ages of 26 and 35, 22 (66%) were Hispanic.
Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. Across the
country, many people just like you work, perform, create compete, laugh,
love and inspire every day:
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34
You Are Not Alone:
20.6% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019 (51.5 million people).
This represents 1 in 5 adults.
5.2% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2019 (13.1 million
people). This represents 1 in 20 adults.
16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016
(7.7 million people)
3.8% of U.S. adults experienced a co-occurring substance use disorder and
mental illness in 2019 (9.5 million people)
Mental Health Care Matters:
Mental health treatment — therapy, medication, self-care —
have made recovery a reality for most people experiencing mental Illness.
Although taking the first steps can be confusing or difficult, it’s
important to start exploring options.
People Who Get Treatment in a Given Year:
45% of adults with mental illness
66% of adults with serious mental illness
51% of youth (6-17) with a mental health condition
If You Need Help:
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
Call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255
Reach our Behavioral Health Unit Nurses' Station at 661.200.1080.
If you are in need, please text the California State Suicide Text Hotline
by dialing 211
call the National Suicide Hotline number at