Date: 3 months ago   Category: Society

Today in the world celebrate the day of prevention of suicides

Today, on September 10, in the world celebrate the day of prevention of suicides which has been determined since 2003 at the initiative of the International association on prevention of suicides (IASP) and with assistance of the World Health Organization (WHO).

report about it Letters.

Annually, according to WHO data, from 800 thousand to 1 million people voluntarily lose life. Experts at the same time note that this figure is underestimated as in some countries the suicide is considered the illegal act, therefore and data on suicides there or are underestimated, or aren't fixed at all.

Is noted that each 40 seconds on the planet someone decides to commit suicide. Suicides is the second main reason for death among young people of 15-29 years. Nearly 75% of suicides happen in the countries to the low and average level of life. Most of all suicides in the world happen in the region of Southeast Asia.

In richer countries of the man commit suicide three times more often than women. One of the most widespread ways of suicide in the world of poisoning with toxic chemicals (pesticides; region of Southeast Asia, Africa). In the countries with high income level suicides are made by self-hanging, with use of weapons (the last is characteristic of the USA - about 46% of all suicides) and poisonings with medicines.

In Ukraine is among many years the countries with the high or critical level of suicides - it is more than 20 cases of a suicide on 100 thousand population. Annually voluntarily from about 7 to 12 thousand Ukrainians die. The Ukrainian men commit suicide by 4-5 times more often than women. Level of suicides is higher in the east of our country, and the lowest - in the West (The Lviv, Chernivtsi regions).

is Also noted that in Ukraine there is no official body of suicide prevention.




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