According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 700,000 people committed suicide in 2019, which means that 1 in every 100 people in the world died by suicide. The organization emphasizes that the suicide rate is too high.
The World Health Organization pointed out that globally, the suicide rate dropped by 36% between 2000 and 2019.
In turn, the pandemic has exacerbated many risk factors for suicide, such as unemployment, financial worries, or isolation.
The organization added that countries can prevent suicide by teaching young people how to deal with emotional or social crises.
Other ways to solve this problem are to identify people with suicidal thoughts and instruct them on how to seek help, encourage the media to report on suicides responsibly, and make it difficult for people to access poisons such as pesticides or weapons.
According to WHO data, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29, after car accidents, tuberculosis and violence.
Most of the victims are men, 12.6 per 100,000 people, and 5.4 women per 100,000 people.