“Suicide is Preventable. It is not inevitable”
The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year worldwide – that’s one person every 40 seconds.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally.
In 2012, 76% of global suicide occurred in low- and middle-income countries 39% of which occurred in the South-East Asia Region
135 people are affected by each suicide death which leaves 108 million people bereaved by suicide worldwide every year.
In UK and the Republic of Ireland an estimated 6,800 people died as a result of suicide in 2018.
The causes of suicide ideation or completing it are not limited to any one factor but a combination of genetic, psychological, social and cultural risk factors, sometimes combined with experiences of trauma and loss.