The National Institute of Health estimates that suicides are responsible for twice as many deaths as homicides in the country.

Red mock tombstones designating some of the more than 1,000 people who took their lives by suicide in Washington state in 2017 are displayed on a grassy area near the Legislative Building, on March 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Olympia, Washington, DC.
Red mock tombstones designating some of the more than 1,000 people who took their lives by suicide in Washington state in 2017 are displayed on a grassy area near the Legislative Building, on March 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Olympia, Washington, DC. (AP Archive)

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among white males in the United States. 

The National Institute of Health estimates that suicides are responsible for twice as many deaths as homicides in the country.

Half the people that commit suicide have no known mental health condition because depression often goes undiagnosed, making those most susceptible to suicide not easy to suspect.

TRT World's Sally Ayhan has more from Michigan.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies