Suicide: A Global Perspective

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In the year 2000, approximately one million people died from suicide: a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased ...
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Suicide in Europe

Pp. 143-149 (7)

David Lester


Suicide rates in Europe range from the very low to the highest in the world. For many years, Hungary had the highest suicide rate in the world but, in recent years, the newly independent Baltic States have risen to the top. Meanwhile, southern European nations, such as Greece and Spain, have very low suicide rates. The present chapter briefly reviews some of the intriguing trends and findings about suicide in Europe.


Suicide, north-south, physiological factors, alcohol, antidepressants, miscounting suicides.


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA