June 30, 2018, Jeffersonville (IN) News and Tribune: INDIANA IN DEPTH: A closer look at the state's suicide rate http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/indiana-in-depth-a-closer-look-at-the-state-s/article_81f7dcdc-7be4-11e8-9c9d-53a34b6723b8.html Kokomo, IN: …As of 2016, Indiana ranks 10th in youth suicide rates and first in suicide ideation, that is, the number of young people who report thinking about suicide and developing a plan to do so, according to the state report. The ideation rate was last reported at 19 percent — nearly double the national average. Nearly 30 percent of high school students in Indiana reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more, resulting in changes in behavior during the past 12 months, according to data from Kids Count, an annual assessment of child well-being in the U.S. by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Almost 10 percent of high school-aged Hoosiers reported they attempted suicide in the previous 12 months…. According to the Suicide in Indiana Report released in 2017, males accounted for nearly 80 percent of all suicides, and of those, 93.4 percent were white males. White males aged 45–54 years had the highest rate of suicide, followed by white males 65 years of age or older, the report continued. A portion of those statistics could be attributed to the alarming rate of veterans dying by suicide. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 136 Hoosier veterans and 7,388 veterans across the country took their own lives in 2014….