10 COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATES IN THE WORLD

Suicide affects people of all races, ethnicities, faiths, genders, and socioeconomic groups worldwide. Some intrinsic variables, such as mental illnesses and birth anomalies, might increase a person's predisposition to suffer from depression, whether as a one-off episode or a chronic condition. Countries must address several fundamental issues that are widespread and cumulatively increase a person's propensity for suicide to reduce the incidence of suicide-related deaths.

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10 COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATES IN THE WORLD
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Suicide affects people of all races, ethnicities, faiths, genders, and socioeconomic groups worldwide. Some intrinsic variables, such as mental illnesses and birth anomalies, might increase a person's predisposition to suffer from depression, whether as a one-off episode or a chronic condition. Countries must address several fundamental issues that are widespread and cumulatively increase a person's propensity for suicide to reduce the incidence of suicide-related deaths. Other aspects to evaluate include academic success, physical condition, mental health and well-being, economic position, financial difficulties, employment performance, and general life satisfaction. Given below are the names of a few countries who in the top list of suicides in the world.

1.  Guyana: With a population of over 740,000 and a predominately rural culture, Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the world—four times higher than the global average. An estimated 44 out of every 100,000 Guyana people appear to commit suicide every year as a result of a combination of extreme rural poverty, drinking, and easy access to toxic pesticides.

2.  Lithuania: These rankings are nothing new for Lithuania, which consistently reports high levels of grief. The World Health Organization reports that in 2016, the former Soviet state had the highest suicide rate (31.9 per 100,000 men and women). Men are also more prone to commit suicide than women are in Lithuania, where there are 58.1 suicide fatalities for every 100,000 persons.

3. Russia has also the highest rate of suicide, and its levels of depression were higher than the average for the region, according to data from the World Health Organization. For every 100,000 persons, there were 31 suicides in Russia. Suicide is more common in males than in women in Russia, where it claims 55.9 lives per 100,000 people.

4. South Korea: The World Health Organization reported that South Korea has the highest rate of suicides. The small East Asian country recorded 26.9 suicides for both sexes per 100,000 citizens in 2016. Men are more likely than women to commit suicide, with a rate of 38.4 deaths per 100,000 people compared to 15.4 deaths per 100,000 for women. In Korea, suicide has a wide range of causes, although stress is generally the culprit. It is also increasingly affecting elderly adults and teenagers.

5. Suriname: The World Health Organization placed Suriname sixth in its rankings. The South American nation reported 22.8 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants overall. With 34.7 deaths per 100,000 people compared to 10.9 deaths per 100,000 for women, men commit suicide much more frequently. Poverty, spousal abuse, and alcohol abuse are all linked to suicide, with young people being considered a particularly vulnerable category.

6. Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan was also ranked by the World Health Organization. In 2016, there were 22.5 suicides per 100,000 people in the Central Asian country, including both men and women. Males are more likely than women to commit suicide, with a rate of 38.3 fatalities per 100,000 people vs 7.6 for women. Given that Kazakhstan has high rates of suicide and that these rates are allegedly linked to high levels of fear among the younger population as well as familial and educational challenges, this concern is further intensified.

7. Belarus: The World Health Organization reported that Belarus had the highest suicide rate (26.2 per 100,000 people overall). Men committed suicide at a greater rate than women in 2016, according to the WHO, with 46.9 deaths per 100,000 people. There were 8.2 fatalities for every 100,000 deaths, according to the claims. In Belarus, high rates of dejection and drunkenness are among the causes of suicide.

8. Ukraine- In the country in Eastern Europe, there were 22.4 suicides per 100,000 people, including both men and women. Males in Ukraine are more likely than females to commit suicide, with 41.1 deaths per 100,000 people compared to 6.3 for females. Veterans of war are especially concerned by the phenomenon since they also seem to be more prone to domestic violence as a result of post-conflict stress.

9. Latvia: The World Health Organization reported that Latvia has the highest suicide rate. The Baltic country had 21.2 suicides per 100,000 citizens overall. Males are more likely than females to commit suicide in Latvia, where there are 37.6 suicide deaths for every 100,000 people as opposed to 7.3 for every 100,000 women.

10. Tanzania: The high prevalence of suicide in the nation contributes to the fact that many of Tanzania's 45 million citizens deal with a variety of major problems, including poverty, famine, violence, a lack of medical services, the spread of HIV infection, etc. Regrettably, even children and teenagers who try suicide typically do so as a result of personal problems, stress, poor grades, and other circumstances.

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