Suicide is a leading cause of death and ranks in the top 3 causes of death in many countries. Did you know that suicide is the most preventable causes of death? Find out how you can stop this pandemic from spreading. Learn the facts.
According to the QPR Institute
-There are two causes to suicide: depression and substance abuse (including drugs and alcohol)
-Depression is the leading cause of suicide
-There are over 20 million attempted suicides per year
-Males have a higher rate of suicide
Learn how to become educated in suicide prevention and the help/resources available for those in need.
According to World Health Organization
-Every year nearly one million people die from suicide, a global mortality rate of 6 per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds.
-In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased 60% worldwide
-Suicide is prevalent in both developed and developing countries
-September 10th is Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day
Youth Suicide Rates
-In South Korea suicide is the leading cause of death among youth
-In Canada suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among youth
-In USA suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among youth
-In USA suicide is the leading cause of death among the elderly
Adult Suicide Rates per 100,000 People
-In Guyana the suicide rate is 44.2
-In South Korea the suicide rate is 28.9
-In Sri Lanka the suicide rate is 28.8
-In Lithuania the suicide rate is 28.2
-Countries with the highest suicide rate
-In the state of Illinois, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among adolescents (7-15 years of age).
-In the state of Tennessee, suicide is the second-leading cause of death within adults aged 25-34, the third-leading cause among youth aged 15-24, and the fourth-leading cause among children aged 10-14 and adults aged 35-44.
–States with highest suicide rate