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Global Suicide Rates: Per 100,000 Population

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The suicide mortality rate varies widely across countries. Here are some observations:



High Rates: Lesotho has an exceptionally high rate of 72.4 per 100,000 population, making it one of the highest globally. Other countries with relatively high rates include Guyana (40.3), Russia (25.1), and Lithuania (26.1).



Moderate Rates: Some countries, such as Japan (15.3), South Korea (28.6), and Finland (15.3), have moderately high rates. Mongolia and Suriname also have rates above 17.



Low Rates: Several countries, including the majority of European nations, Australia, and the United States, have rates ranging from 10 to 15. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have relatively lower rates.



Very Low Rates: Some countries, like Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, report very low rates, even approaching zero.



Regional Patterns: African countries, in general, seem to have lower rates compared to several countries in Europe and Asia.



It's important to note that suicide rates can be influenced by a variety of factors, including mental health support, socioeconomic conditions, and cultural attitudes toward mental health.



The high rates in certain countries may indicate areas where mental health intervention and support are particularly crucial.