Data and statistics

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.

Global Health Observatory

WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation

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Suicide

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

Suicide prevention

Financing

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

Mortality and global health estimates

Essential health technologies

Essential medicines

Governance and aid effectiveness

Health financing

Health workforce

Service delivery

Health equity monitor

International Health Regulations (2005) Monitoring Framework

Women and health

Urban health

Mortality/morbidity

Risk factors

Health systems response

Infectious diseases

Global influenza virological surveillance

Meningococcal meningitis

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Injuries and violence

Road safety

Violence against women

Substance use and mental health

Substance use disorders

Mental health

Environmental health

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

MDG 1: child underweight

MDG 4: child health

MDG 4: immunization

MDG 5: maternal and reproductive health

MDG 6: HIV/AIDS

MDG 6: malaria

MDG 6: neglected tropical diseases

MDG 6: tuberculosis

MDG 7: water and sanitation

MDG 8: essential medicines