A map of Europe by suicide rates in each country

A map of Europe by suicide rates in each country

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

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