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Is suicide really a problem? How many people die by suicide every year?

Is suicide really a problem? How many people die by suicide every year?

  • On March 24, 2016

Every year over 800,000 people die worldwide as a result of suicide. This is one death every 40 seconds. Beyond this, suicide has a ripple effect that impacts on societies, communities, friends and families who have lost a loved one to suicide. So, yes, suicide really is a serious public health problem.