A map of Europe by suicide rates in each country

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Tuesday 13 September 2016 10:20

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) some 800,000 people commit suicide worldwide every year, and it was the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds in 2012.

The country with the highest rate of suicide is Guyana, with 42 people out of every 100,000 dying by intentional self-harm.

Using data from the WHO Jakub Marian created a map to compare the suicide rates in Europe.

Picture: Jakub Marian

Eastern European countries appear to hold the highest rates, with Lithuania having the top rate of 28.2 - for comparison, the UK has a rate of 6.2.

The US has a suicide rate of 12.1 people per 100,000, and China comes in at 7.8.

If you think you or someone you care about is in need of support for a mental health problem, there is someone to talk to at The Samaritans 24 hours a day on FREECALL 116 123 and advice on where to get help at mentalhealth.org.uk.

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