These are the countries with the HIGHEST suicide rates in the world!

by Staff writer

Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world, the WHO says.

Over 800, 000 people die by suicide every year.

Suicide accounted for 1.4% of all deaths worldwide, making it the 17th leading cause of death in 2015.

New official data shows that Sri Lanka has the highest suicide rate of any other country in the world, with almost 4,000 people killing themselves per year, or about 11 per day.

Poverty, joblessness, high debt burdens and other social problems have been linked to Sri Lanka’s high suicide rate.

Latest WHO data listed these 30 countries as the nations with the highest suicide rates in the world:

1. Sri Lanka

2. Guyana

3. Mongolia

4. Kazakhstan

5. Côte d’Ivoire

6. Suriname

7. Equatorial Guinea

8. Lithuania

9. Angola

10. South Korea

11. Sierra Leone

12. Bolivia

13. Central African Republic

14. Belarus

15. Poland

16. Zimbabwe

17. Russia

18. Swaziland

19. Cameroon

20. Latvia

21. Ukraine

22. Burkina Faso

23. Belgium

24. India

25. Hungary

26. Japan

27. Togo

28. Uruguay

29. North Korea

30. Nigeria


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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, please call your local emergency number.

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One Comment on “These are the countries with the HIGHEST suicide rates in the world!”

  1. Didn't find any number for Nigeria. It means u can kill urself in Nigeria cos nobody cares. Even d govt doesn't care hence no suicide number

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