Overview of worlwide suicide burden. Deaths from suicide rose 6.7% worldwide between 1990 and 2016

Suicide has been recognized as a major public health problem by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a specific document on this issue published in 2013 (see HERE ), it proposed a plan to reduce suicides by 10% between 2012 and 2020. 10% In January 2018, 28 of the 194...

“Thirteen Reasons Why” devastating effect. According to a study it escalates rates of suicide in youth in the U.S

According to a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Netflix show Thirteen Reasons Why was associated with a 28.9% increase in USA youth suicide rates. The study found that following the show’s release, the increase was...

Parental religious beliefs are associated with lower suicidal tendencies in offspring

Last August, an interesting article was published in JAMA Psychiatry that assessed the extent to which the religiosity of parents might affect suicidal tendencies or attempts in their children. Previous studies have shown an inverse association between offspring religiosity and...

Increasing suicide figures among doctors in the United States. Causes and effects

The term burnout (considered the main cause of suicide) is being used by the media and medical journals worldwide with an increasing rate, why? In this matter, an article affirms, “There is a severe and worsening epidemic of physician burnout in the United States, which...

Economic funds allocated in Britain for the prevention of suicide. Suicide latest figures.

New funding in England has been allocated to suicide prevention, around 28.6 million Euros. The aim is to reduce suicides by 10% by 2021, although its final goal is to achieve the desired “zero suicides” for patients with psychiatric disorders. This money is primarily allocated...

Mental health crisis in United Kingdom’s schools with worrying deliberate self-harm and suicide rates

National Children’s Bureau recent report synthesises the increasing problem of the children in a clue moment of their formation. The authors affirm “We are facing a mental health crisis in our classrooms. The growing number of children and young people experiencing...

Teenage depression has reached “worryingly high” levels. 25% of girls are depressed

“Worryingly there is evidence that parents may be underestimating their daughters’ mental health needs” According to a major study by University College London which tracked more than 10,000 teenagers found widespread emotional problems among today’s youth, with...

High suicide rates in American transsexuals. 40% had attempted suicide

Adults who undergo sex reassignment—even in Sweden, which is among the most LGBT-affirming countries—have a suicide rate nearly 20 times greater According to a report by the U.S. Transgender Survey, an association aimed at defending the rights of transsexuals, 39% of trans people...

The incidence of suicidal behaviour in Spain is very high

The national prevention plan has proven to be ineffective The incidence of suicidal behaviour has risen in Spain from barely 6 cases per 100,000 population at the end of the last century, to over 11 per 100,000 at present, while other regions, such as the Nordic countries, have...

Suicide rate increases in the United States. Rises 2% every year

The largest increase occurred in 10-14 year old girls After the steady decline in suicide rates in the United States in the last decades of the 20th century, they now appear to have risen sharply. This suicide rate increases has been observed in both, men and women, and in all...
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