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...

The suicides rates in Spain double the number of deaths due to road accidents for the first time

Suicides in Spain increased for the third consecutive year, and were even double the death toll due to traffic accidents. The suicides rates shows a total of 3,910 people took their own lives, the highest figure recorded since 1980, when the Spanish National Institute of...

Suicide one of the leading preventable death in Spain

It is the leading cause of death among men aged 25-34 years old  Around ten suicides occur daily in Spain. For every death, there are between 10 and 20 suicide attempts. According to the latest recorded data, 3,539 people committed suicide in 2012: 2724 men and 815 women. It is...