In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide.
Suicide is among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 years in some countries, and the second leading cause of death in the 10-24 years age group
Rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of countries, in both developed and developing countries.
Suicide prevention (SUPRE) SUPRE Report [www.who.int website accessed on 23/1/11]
WHO Statistics Distribution of suicide rates globally (per 100 000) by gender and age, 2000 http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/suicide_rates_chart/en/index.html [website accessed 24/1/2011]
Map of Suicide Rates Globally http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/suicide_rates_chart/en/index.html [website accessed 24/1/2011]
Changes in Incidence of Suicide over recent decades in Australia Harrison, J. et al Youth Suicide and Self-Injury Australia Research Centre for Injury Studies Flinders Univeristy Adelaide
Small Group Discussion
What do you think are the risk factors for increased risk of completing suicide?
Are you aware of any screening tools to assess risk of suicide?