During the year the committed suicide 6500 Ukrainians

За год жизнь самоубийством покончили 6500 украинцев

Commit suicide every year thousands of Ukrainians

Each year worldwide commit suicide more than 800 thousand people. Suicide attempts are 20 times more often.

In 2017 committed suicide 6.5 thousand Ukrainians. About it reports the Center of public health of the Ministry of health on Monday, September 10.

“In Ukraine in 2017, suicide was the cause of death of almost 6,5 thousand people”, – stated in the message.

As noted, each year more than 800 thousand people commit suicide. Worldwide suicide is among the five most frequent causes of death among young people 15-19 years: suicide kills more people than all armed conflicts combined.

Over the last 45 years suicide rates worldwide have increased by 60%. Every 40 seconds on our planet someone takes their own life. In some countries, suicide is one of the three leading causes of death among people aged 15-44 and the second leading cause of death among young people 10 to 24 years. These figures do not include attempted suicides, which occur 20 times more frequently than completed suicide.

Recall, 31 August in the river, a young couple jumped from the 8th floor.

In Zhytomyr region the man has killed his common-law wife, then hanged himself.


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