Stats on SUICIDE

Suicide is becoming epidemic.  WHY?

Communities are paying attention:  Greater Los Angeles Walk – Santa Monica

“OUT OF THE DARKNESS”

Set for 10/21/2017

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Susie Orme ( 208-830-9658/ sorme.afsp@gmail.com) 

What is suicide?
Suicide is defined as intentional, self-inflicted death.

How many people died by suicide in the world each year?
The World Health Organization projects that 800,000 people will die from suicide this year – a global mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. For a world map of suicide rates, and data for more than 100 countries, visit the World Health Organization website.

A growing number of suicides are facilitated by

  • Death by train
  • Death by police

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