Someone Commits Suicide Every 40 Seconds


stressed-out-depressedEvery 40 seconds, a death by suicide occurs somewhere in the world, according to a global report from the World Health Organization which calls for more prevention strategies. Around three-quarters of the suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries, where pesticide ingestion is the leading cause.

“This report is long overdue,” Rory O’Connor, the leader of the University of Glasgow’s Suicidal Behavior Research Laboratory told Bloomberg. “What we need, especially in lower- and middle-income countries, is to encourage politicians and people in positions of power to start developing these strategies.”

These strategies should include mental health-promoting policies, reduction of harmful use of alcohol, improved access to health care, and restricted access to methods of suicide, according to WHO. Read more at Bloomberg.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. “Someone Commits Suicide Every 40 Seconds”

    Rachmono Litzlon. who is this person? Ve haf to stop him rite avay before he hurts himself. Nebech.

  2. But someone is born every second too! So let us see the good, and understand that those who do the above-mentioned horrible thing (which by the way is the same issur of retzicha, as the Chovos Halevavos explains, that one is not allowed to take away his own opportunities for mitzvos either. But the whole reason anyone would do so is because they have given up and are not seeing the good. Thank you

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