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Has the suicide rate increased around the world?

World Map depicting Suicide Rate in countries

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed by many countries on the 10th of September, to spread awareness regarding suicidal behaviors, and how a person can prevent them. One would be shocked to know that globally one person commits suicide every 40 seconds, according to estimations by World Health Organization. In fact, suicide is the leading cause of death amid young people between the age of 15 to 24.

Poverty, unemployment, and loss of a loved one are some of the major triggers that provoke a person to take their own life. When someone is distressed, they need help to feel better about themselves or their life, and get a proper treatment. However, the stigma regarding mental disorders and suicide makes it even more difficult for someone to share their thoughts. In the majority of the countries, therapy is unmentionable and the subject is not openly discussed.
Physical disabilities or mental health issues like depression are the most common factors which contribute to the feelings of pain and hopelessness. Substance and alcohol abuse also play a major role in the increased number of suicides. An increased sense of isolation among individuals has been one of the prominent causes of mental illness amid Americans. Numerous studies have suggested that rise of technology resulting in lesser face-to face interactions, also leads to depression among people.  The reasons and explanations are speculative, but the harsh truth is, the suicide rate has increased!

Raising awareness in communities regarding suicidal prevention is one of the ways that suicide could be addressed. Be kind to people around you and listen to what they have to say. There are numerous warning signs to identify if someone is feeling suicidal. One, they tend to talk or write more about death or dying, and two, you may notice dramatic mood swings and sudden changes in their personality. Even if someone mentions the idea of killing themselves, it must be taken upon seriously. You can make a difference and lend help to someone in need. Suicidal people are not insane; they are grief-stricken and want to stop hurting.

The table below mentions the suicide rate in different countries, in decreasing order:

Country Sex 2016 Country Sex 2016
Guyana Both sexes 30.2 Niger Both sexes 9
Lesotho Both sexes 28.9 Angola Both sexes 8.9
Russian Federation Both sexes 26.5 Mali Both sexes 8.9
Lithuania Both sexes 25.7 Ghana Both sexes 8.7
Suriname Both sexes 23.2 Portugal Both sexes 8.6
Côte d’Ivoire Both sexes 23 Djibouti Both sexes 8.5
Kazakhstan Both sexes 22.8 Mozambique Both sexes 8.4
Equatorial Guinea Both sexes 22 Seychelles Both sexes 8.3
Belarus Both sexes 21.4 Somalia Both sexes 8.3
Republic of Korea Both sexes 20.2 Myanmar Both sexes 8.1
Uganda Both sexes 20 China Both sexes 8
Cameroon Both sexes 19.5 Romania Both sexes 8
Zimbabwe Both sexes 19.1 Bulgaria Both sexes 7.9
Ukraine Both sexes 18.5 Montenegro Both sexes 7.9
Nigeria Both sexes 17.3 Singapore Both sexes 7.9
Latvia Both sexes 17.2 Malawi Both sexes 7.8
Eswatini Both sexes 16.7 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Both sexes 7.6
Togo Both sexes 16.6 Costa Rica Both sexes 7.5
India Both sexes 16.5 Mauritania Both sexes 7.5
Uruguay Both sexes 16.5 Guinea-Bissau Both sexes 7.4
Sierra Leone Both sexes 16.1 Uzbekistan Both sexes 7.4
Belgium Both sexes 15.7 Mauritius Both sexes 7.3
Benin Both sexes 15.7 Saint Lucia Both sexes 7.3
Chad Both sexes 15.5 Ecuador Both sexes 7.2
Kiribati Both sexes 15.2 Turkey Both sexes 7.2
Cabo Verde Both sexes 15.1 Turkmenistan Both sexes 7.2
Burundi Both sexes 15 Colombia Both sexes 7
Burkina Faso Both sexes 14.8 Papua New Guinea Both sexes 7
Estonia Both sexes 14.4 Viet Nam Both sexes 7
Japan Both sexes 14.3 Madagascar Both sexes 6.9
Sri Lanka Both sexes 14.2 Georgia Both sexes 6.7
Eritrea Both sexes 13.8 Malta Both sexes 6.5
Finland Both sexes 13.8 Afghanistan Both sexes 6.4
United States of America Both sexes 13.7 Bosnia and Herzegovina Both sexes 6.4
Hungary Both sexes 13.6 Timor-Leste Both sexes 6.4
El Salvador Both sexes 13.5 Malaysia Both sexes 6.2
Liberia Both sexes 13.4 The former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia Both sexes 6.2
Poland Both sexes 13.4 Bangladesh Both sexes 6.1
Republic of Moldova Both sexes 13.4 Brazil Both sexes 6.1
Iceland Both sexes 13.3 South Sudan Both sexes 6.1
Mongolia Both sexes 13.3 Spain Both sexes 6.1
Slovenia Both sexes 13.3 Belize Both sexes 5.9
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Both sexes 12.9 Cambodia Both sexes 5.9
Thailand Both sexes 12.9 Solomon Islands Both sexes 5.9
Trinidad and Tobago Both sexes 12.9 Qatar Both sexes 5.8
South Africa Both sexes 12.8 Armenia Both sexes 5.7
Haiti Both sexes 12.2 Bahrain Both sexes 5.7
France Both sexes 12.1 Albania Both sexes 5.6
Nicaragua Both sexes 11.9 Kenya Both sexes 5.6
Senegal Both sexes 11.8 Fiji Both sexes 5.5
Australia Both sexes 11.7 Italy Both sexes 5.5
Sweden Both sexes 11.7 Libya Both sexes 5.5
Bhutan Both sexes 11.6 Samoa Both sexes 5.4
Central African Republic Both sexes 11.6 Vanuatu Both sexes 5.4
New Zealand Both sexes 11.6 Israel Both sexes 5.2
Botswana Both sexes 11.5 Mexico Both sexes 5.2
Croatia Both sexes 11.5 Peru Both sexes 5.1
Namibia Both sexes 11.5 Brunei Darussalam Both sexes 4.5
Austria Both sexes 11.4 Cyprus Both sexes 4.5
Ethiopia Both sexes 11.4 Egypt Both sexes 4.4
Micronesia (Federated States of) Both sexes 11.3 Panama Both sexes 4.4
Switzerland Both sexes 11.3 Iraq Both sexes 4.1
Zambia Both sexes 11.3 Iran (Islamic Republic of) Both sexes 4
Comoros Both sexes 11.1 Tonga Both sexes 4
Rwanda Both sexes 11 Greece Both sexes 3.8
Ireland Both sexes 10.9 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Both sexes 3.8
Serbia Both sexes 10.9 Indonesia Both sexes 3.7
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Both sexes 10.6 Jordan Both sexes 3.7
Czechia Both sexes 10.5 Philippines Both sexes 3.7
Dominican Republic Both sexes 10.5 Oman Both sexes 3.5
Guinea Both sexes 10.5 Honduras Both sexes 3.4
Canada Both sexes 10.4 Saudi Arabia Both sexes 3.4
Luxembourg Both sexes 10.4 Algeria Both sexes 3.3
Cuba Both sexes 10.1 Tajikistan Both sexes 3.3
Norway Both sexes 10.1 Lebanon Both sexes 3.2
Slovakia Both sexes 10.1 Tunisia Both sexes 3.2
Gambia Both sexes 10 Morocco Both sexes 3.1
Yemen Both sexes 9.8 Pakistan Both sexes 3.1
Chile Both sexes 9.7 Sao Tome and Principe Both sexes 3.1
Democratic Republic of the Congo Both sexes 9.7 Guatemala Both sexes 2.9
Gabon Both sexes 9.6 Maldives Both sexes 2.7
Nepal Both sexes 9.6 United Arab Emirates Both sexes 2.7
Netherlands Both sexes 9.6 Azerbaijan Both sexes 2.6
United Republic of Tanzania Both sexes 9.6 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Both sexes 2.4
Sudan Both sexes 9.5 Syrian Arab Republic Both sexes 2.4
Congo Both sexes 9.3 Kuwait Both sexes 2.2
Lao People’s Democratic Republic Both sexes 9.3 Jamaica Both sexes 2
Paraguay Both sexes 9.3 Grenada Both sexes 1.7
Denmark Both sexes 9.2 Bahamas Both sexes 1.6
Argentina Both sexes 9.1 Antigua and Barbuda Both sexes 0.5
Germany Both sexes 9.1 Barbados Both sexes 0.4
Kyrgyzstan Both sexes 9.1

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