More Die From Suicide

From PsycPORT, “More people kill themselves each year, than the numbers who die from wars and murders combined, but most of these suicides can be prevented, Swiss Radio International reported on Sunday, the day marking the third World Suicide Prevention Day. About 20 million to 60 million people try to kill themselves each year, but only around 1 million of them succeed, said Dr. Jose Manoel Bertolote, a mental health official at the World Health Organization (WHO).

Suicide rates could be reduced if countries limit access to pesticides, guns and medication and do a better job of treating people with depression, alcoholism and schizophrenia, said Brian Mishara, president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).”

PsycPORT.com | More die from suicide than wars and murder

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