Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO

Published on 10 Sep 2019 1:38:24 PM

Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.

The report also found that nearly three times as many men as women die by suicide in wealthy countries, in contrast to low- and middle-income countries, where the rates are more equal.