Suicide is the task of willfully causing one’s own death. Devastating warfare, hunger, insufficient health care, the spread of HIV/AIDS infection, disorder, bipolar disorder, alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines are the main risk factors of suicide.
According to the world health organization research, a person commits suicide (every 40 seconds) somewhere in the world.
In addition to that, some countries’ suicide rates are poor, but there are also a surprising few, rich nations and high-developed countries rank very high in the sad statistics.
Here is a list of 20 highest suicidal countries in the world.
1. Belarus – 18.3 (32.7 men – 6.4 women)
Belarus is an Eastern Europen country bordering Russia. The suicide occurrence is particularly high in rural areas and small cities in this country.
In Belarus, about 2000 people commit suicide every year, this ration is considered as the higher number than road accident victims.
2. Bhutan – 17.8 (23.1 men – 11.2 women)
Bhutan is a famous country for promoting gross National Happiness as a government policy. In the country, many people wouldn’t expect on this list.
Bhutan has a somber image and approximately 23.1 men and 11.2 women out of 100,000 committing suicide.
It doesn’t mark of suicide but generally seen as a social taboo amongst the Bhutanese who try to adhere to Tibetan Buddhism.
3. Burundi – 23.1 (34.1 men – 12.5 women)
Burundi is one of the poorest hungriest countries in the world, located in Central Africa. In the last decade, Burundian decide to take their own lives has limited but more than 23 people out of 100,000 committing suicide.
Men decide to suicide almost three times more than women.
Corruption, poor access to education, devastating warfare, hunger, and total insufficient health care Burundian decide to suicide every year.
4. Comoros – 16.9 (24.0 men – 10.3 women)
Comoros is one of the most famous African countries where people often tend to take their own lives. It is settled between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
This country has been fighting with extreme poverty due to a violent past full of civil wars as well as coups d´état. Half of its population living under the worldwide hunger line.
5. Hungary – 19.1 (32.4 men – 7.4 women)
Hungary had the highest suicide rate country in the world. Now Hungary is the most suicide countries not only in Europe but also in the world.
In the last decade, people of this country decide to take their own lives has decreased but more than 19 people out of 100,000 committing suicide.
6. India – 21.1 (25.8 men – 16.4 women)
Who doesn’t know about India? The official report of how many Indians take their lives annually vary greatly, according to some hidden sources, it may be as many as 200,000 people.
Poisoning is one of the most common suicide method in India, followed by self-immolation and hanging. A maximum suicides motivated by family as well as health reasons in this country.
7. Japan – 18.5 (26.9 men – 10.1 women)
Japan is one of the most perfected and advanced countries in the world. Suicide is the principal cause of death in men ages 20-44.
This country has been fighting with an especially high suicide rate for a long time. Unemployment, hopelessness, and social pressure are the main factors of suicide in Japan.
8. Kazakhstan – 23.8 (40.6 men – 9.3 women)
Kazakhstan is the biggest country, situated in central Asia. According to the 2011 official report, 3.23% of people suicided in Kazakhstan.
Suicide is the principal problem in this country, especially among students and young people.
9. Mozambique – 27.4 (34.2 men – 21.1 women)
Mozambique is another southeast African country holding over 800,000 square km. In this country, more than 27 out of 100,000 local people decide to suicide their lives.
Lack of health care facilities, poverty, hunger, the spread of HIV/AIDS infection are the main factors of the high suicide rate in this country.
10. Nepal – 24.9 (30.1 men – 20.0 women)
Do you like Nepal? Nepal is known as a little mountainous country in South Asia. It has regularly been raking among the countries.
Suicidal behavior is an unfortunate trend in this country. In recent year, suicide ratio has increased dramatically, and the number of suicide efforts about 20 women out of 100,000 people killing themselves.
11. Poland – 16.6 (30.5 men – 3.8 women)
A central European country with 40 million inhabitants, 16.6 out of 100,000 people commit suicide in Poland. Local people don’t forget suicide notes, this is difficult to determine the most common causes of the travesty.
How we can know that Poland has the widest disparities between the number of men and women taking their own lives.
12. Russian Federation – 19.5 (35.1 men – 6.2 women)
Suicide is a common issue in Russia. The suicide ratio was high around 40 suicides per 100,000 in the late 1990s, now it has been steadily decreasing.
The average suicide rate of almost 20 per 100,000 residents is still high enough to rank Russian in the world. Heavy alcohol use is the main factor of suicide more.
13. South Sudan – 19.8 (27.1 men – 12.8 women)
South Sudan is known as a northeastern African country destroyed by many internal conflicts as well as civil wars.
Do you know how many people decide to suicide in South Sudan? Almost 2,000 people decide to willingly end their lives every era in South Sudan.
Unemployment, homeless, displaced people and social pressure are the principal factors of suicide in South Sudan.
14. Sudan – 17.2 (23.0 men – 11.5 women)
Sudan is one of the biggest African countries. Due to frequent human rights violation, corruption rate, an enormous crime, and even slavery issues this country is considered as notorious in the world.
They have a legal system based on the Islamic Sharia Law. On the other hand, brutal methods like stoning, flogging, and crucifixion continues official and public punishments.
Consequently, averagely, 23 men and 11 women out of 100,000 Sudanese decide to end their lives of one’s own accord.
15. Suriname – 27.8 (44.5 men – 11.9 women)
Suriname is known as the smallest country in the continent but it has ranked in the sad statistic.
The country’s residents suffer from many major social and economic problems such as domestic violence, alcohol misuse, poverty, and high unemployment are the main reasons for the huge suicide ratio. About 44 men and 12 women out of 100,000 people commit suicide every year.
16. Turkmenistan – 19.6 (32.5 men – 7.5 women)
Turkmenistan is a Central Asian country where suicides account for 2% of the total number of deaths. In the country, a lot of people who commit suicide is higher than in road accidents.
This country prepares large natural resource, but Unemployment, depression, and bad health conditions are the main reasons contributing to suicide.
17. Uganda – 19.5 (26.9 men – 12.3 women)
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. This country ensures the economy and living standards for people. But Uganda is not as difficult that of as some other African countries.
General stress, Unemployment, depression, interpersonal problems, poor housing, and bad health conditions are the principal reasons for their suicide.
18. Ukraine – 16.8 (30.3 men – 5.3 women)
A lot of people who commit suicide in recent year, Ukraine. This country has slowly decreased. Some suicides are attributed to personnel in the military where suicide ratio up to 50% of all deaths.
But still, this country ranks among the world’s most suicidal countries. Due to cutting and jumping from high places, the most frequent suicide methods are creating.
19. United Republic of Tanzania – 24.9 (31.6 men – 18.3 women)
The United Republic of Tanzania is known as an East African country.
About 45 million people suffer from several principal problems including violence, lack of health care facilities, poverty, hunger and spread of HIV infection, these are main factors of high suicide rate in this country.
20. Zimbabwe – 18.1 (27.2 men – 9.7 women)
Zimbabwe is another most popular African country where people live extremely hard lives. This country is severally affected by the consequence of Mugabe’s racist as well as Marxist polices.
People in Zimbabwe are facing HIV/AIDS infection and poverty. Local people of this country often suicide as the only solution to their problems.