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Countries With Highest Suicide Rate

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When a person is depressed, he/she should find ways to get a solution to resolve the problem.

Losing hope and giving up on trying can depress a person so much that he/she sometimes thinks of committing suicide. This is the last option or may be never a option to be even thought of.

We should not allow failure to get to our minds and must stand up again to fight back more stronger. However, there are many people out there who do not think a second before committing suicide.

Do you know that every 40 seconds a person commits suicide in some part of the world? Well, that is a fact and it is quite an alarming fact.

Here, in this article, we've shared the list of countries that have the highest suicide rates.

These are the rates that are the highest, across the world, which is a major cause of concern, as you would find the number to be increasing further on a day-to-day basis.

So, find out more about the countries with the highest number of suicides, which must be taken care of right now.



This the largest rural country and has the highest suicide rates of 44.2%. Rural poverty, alcohol abuse or even easy access to deadly pesticides are some of the reasons for people committing suicide.


Democratic People´s Republic of Korea

This country has the second largest number of people who commit suicide. The death rate here is 38.5%. Reports suggest that human rights violations, or economic hardships, and stress are some of the reasons for people to commit suicide. The most disheartening part is that there are many families who are still following the act of committing suicide on a daily basis.


South Korea

This is the country with the third largest number of people who commit suicide. The death rate here is 28.9%. Though the country brags about its best education system and health care, the suicide rate is a concern here. Since access to firearms is restricted, people are found to be committing suicide by poisoning themselves or some other means.


Sri Lanka

This country has a death rate of 28.8%. Though it is one of the most developed countries in the world, this number is a major concern. Hanging and poisoning themselves are the most common ways of how people are dying in this country.



It has a death rate of 28.2%, which has been drastically increasing with every passing day. Social and financial problems in Lithuania are considered to be the cause of so many deaths in the country.



This is a South American country where the death rate is of 27.8%. This is the smallest country in the continent, and it has the highest death rates due to poverty, political violence, alcohol misuse, high unemployment and other factors.



This is a Southeast African country. It has a death rate of 27.4%. HIV/AIDS, lack of sufficient medical care and various diseases drag people to commit suicide in this country, which therefore needs to be addressed at the earliest.

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