Every 40 Seconds One soul Commits suicide and dies, While you complete watching this Documentary, 90 souls would have killed themselves already. Our little efforts could save some unknown beautiful soul thousands of miles away. It could help your friend or a neighbor or someone your own family. Spread Awareness about suicide and save Souls!
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds.
The WHO further reports that:
In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female). Suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides.
Although suicide rates have traditionally been highest amongst elderly males, rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of all countries.
Mental health disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide.
However, suicide results from many complex sociocultural factors and is more likely to occur during periods of socioeconomic, family and individual crisis (e.g. loss of a loved one, unemployment, sexual orientation, difficulties with developing one’s identity, disassociation from one’s community or other social/belief group, and honour).
The WHO also states that:
In Europe, particularly Eastern Europe, the highest suicide rates are reported for both men and women.
The Eastern Mediterranean Region and Central Asia republics have the lowest suicide rates.
Nearly 30% of all suicides worldwide occur in India and China.
Suicides globally by age are as follows: 55% are aged between 15 to 44 years and 45% are aged 45 years and over
Youth suicide is increasing at the greatest rate.
In the US, the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention reports that:
- Overall, suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death for all US Americans, and is the third leading cause of death for young people 15-24 years.
- Although suicide is a serious problem among the young and adults, death rates continue to be highest among older adults ages 65 years and over.
- Males are four times more likely to die from suicide than are females. However, females are more likely to attempt suicide than are males.
Thanks to Anne who recently brought the necessity of sharing something about Suicide and Help people with wonderful gift we can ever give to them “The Life”. The one time life is a precious gift we all have and it is sad that we end it without knowing what it leaves behind us as well as for our beloved ones. Anne shared a lot of information on Suicide, warning signs, risk factors and helpline for ones with suicidal thoughts here on her blog and she appreciates her fellow bloggers who share the awareness with their readers with some beautiful awards. Hope we share the message!
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