World Health Organization: One person Dies Every 40 Seconds

World Health Organization reported that one person dies every forty seconds out of suicide.

Moreover, they consider it a catastrophic problem.

What Causes Suicide

One of the major causes of suicide is having a mental health condition.

Therefore, many people die by suicide and diagnosed with one or more mental health conditions.

Moreover, these mental health conditions include:

1) Severe depression

People with this mental health condition experience despair and hopelessness.

Furthermore, they are most likely to have suicidal thoughts and at risk of committing suicide.

2) Bipolar disorder

It is when a person swings from positive feelings to other negative feelings in just seconds.

Moreover, studies say that 1 out of 3 of people with this kind of disorder attempt suicide at least one.

3) Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes the patient see hallucinations.

Moreover, it is estimated that 1 out of 20 people will commit suicide.

Warning signs

There are many warning signs that a person might attempt suicide.

Furthermore, we will tackle some of these warning signs in this article.

Some of these signs include:

1) Complain of feelings of hopelessness.

2) Have episodes of sudden rage and anger.

3) Act recklessly and engage in risky activities with an apparent lack of concern about the consequences.

4) Talk about feeling trapped, such as saying they cannot see any way out of their current situation.

5) Start to abuse drugs or alcohol, or use more than they usually do.

6) Become increasingly withdrawn from friends, family, and society in general.

7) Appear anxious and agitated.

8) Are unable to sleep or sleep all the time.

 

World Health Organization Suicide Rates

World Health Organization reports show that the global age-standardized suicide rate for 2016 was 10.5 per 100,000.

Besides, they reported that every 40 seconds, there is one suicide incident and the Middle East is in the lead.

Furthermore, many methods of suicide include hanging, self-poisoning, and firearms.

WHO is now collaborating with several international organizations such as the World Federation for Mental Health to discuss this issue.

Therefore, they launched a campaign named “the 40 seconds action campaign” to have the issue covered.

Additionally, this year, they focus on suicide prevention as a global dangerous issue.

 

Reference:

WHO 

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