Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Suicide prevention:
Over 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and there are many more who attempt suicide. Hence, many millions of people are affected or experience suicide bereavement every year. Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan and was the second leading cause of death among 15–29 year olds globally in 2012.

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>800 000persons approximately die from suicide globally each year (one death every 40 seconds)

Suicide prevention


2.8%was the median amount of the health budget allocated to mental health in 2011

Mental Health Atlas 2011

Human resources

85 countrieshad less than 1 psychiatrist
per 100 000 population in 2011

Rate of psychiatrists and nurses

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