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    Suicide rate by country (WHO)

    I'm preparing for some seminar and I was gathering some information for the seminar and I came across a bit of information regarding "suicide". In particular, "suicide rate by country", published by WHO.

    And I thought the finding was extremely intriguing. I want to share the list with you here, but I don't know how to do the necessary manuvers to make that happen. Not because I'm high but because I'm low tech.

    But if you google 'suicide rate by country', you will find it easily.

    Talk to you later, have a nice day.

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    Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Many more attempt suicide. Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan and is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally.

    Suicide is a global phenomenon; in fact, 78% of suicides occurred in low- and middle-income countries in 2015. Suicide accounted for 1.4% of all deaths worldwide, making it the 17th leading cause of death in 2015. Effective and evidence-based interventions can be implemented at population, sub-population and individual levels to prevent suicide and suicide attempts.

    There are indications that for each adult who died of suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide
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    As interesting as it is to look at it by country, I'd also advise to look at trends by profession and gender as well.
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    The Thailand figures are skewed....555

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    If you look at the list of the country, on the top of the list is Sri Lanka. I would not have thought they'd be up there... surprising. And if you look at the very bottom of the list, there is Jamaica.

    Of the countries that are relevant to me, Korea is on the top of the list with 24.1 deaths per 100,000. Thailand is at 12.7 per 100,000.

    Now, if you look at the list of country by death on the road, Thailand is at 36 per 100,000 and Korea is at 9 per 100,000.

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    Death by Suicide Death on the road

    Korea 24 / 9
    Thailand 12 / 36

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    Just by looking at the above chart, I can think of so many things...

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    And if you factor in death by alcohol, Russia will be so red it'd almost be black.
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    i wonder what the rate/100k is in pattaya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    i wonder what the rate/100k is in pattaya?
    50

    Seems high, but there are zero murders and accidents there. All are suicides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    50

    Seems high, but there are zero murders and accidents there. All are suicides.
    Only happy endings...
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    My brother committed suicide.

    Has anyone had someone close committed suicide???

    It wrecks a big part of your life and never goes away.

    I get mad at my brother because I feel he deprived me off so much whereas if he died any other way I wouldn't have this lingering anger at him.

    And people will get a bit judgemental and talk about mental health and maybe others are better people than me, but I think the bast majority of suicide "survivors" feel that same lingering anger.
    It's not a strong anger but it's there


    My sister is visiting and she said something so true.

    My brother and I worshiped each other and I just took my nephew away this summer.
    And she said to her kids that they are the beneficiaries of their Uncle Bernoe not being around because I would have taken him on all my holidasand she is 100% right.

    Anyways that's an honest perspective

    It fxkin sucks.

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    ^ I think some people just cant stand being alive any more. At some time it gets too painful to handle.
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    I don't think a person who is suicidal is looking at life rationally... like it's a selfish decision... there is no decision at all for them if they go that far.... I would equate it with being at the top of the twin towers on 9/11, being burnt alive.... do you jump... or face life (the inferno)? Nothing is simple... I mean to kill yourself is a pretty traumatic thing to do... considering the feelings of others likely doesn't come into it once you are that far gone...
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    My brother committed suicide.

    Has anyone had someone close committed suicide???

    It wrecks a big part of your life and never goes away.

    I get mad at my brother because I feel he deprived me off so much whereas if he died any other way I wouldn't have this lingering anger at him.

    And people will get a bit judgemental and talk about mental health and maybe others are better people than me, but I think the bast majority of suicide "survivors" feel that same lingering anger.
    It's not a strong anger but it's there


    My sister is visiting and she said something so true.

    My brother and I worshiped each other and I just took my nephew away this summer.
    And she said to her kids that they are the beneficiaries of their Uncle Bernoe not being around because I would have taken him on all my holidasand she is 100% right.

    Anyways that's an honest perspective

    It fxkin sucks.
    Some young apprentice found a friend of mine swinging at the end of a rope at a construction site. Poor bastard is probably scarred for life now.

    He was an accomplished author and a pretty funny guy. Then one day he just gets up in the morning, kisses his wife good bye, goes for a walk and never comes back.
    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    My brother committed suicide.

    Has anyone had someone close committed suicide???


    .
    Not commit but attempted.

    My Daughter when she was 17, she is now 22. Took a bunch of sleeping pills.

    My ex wife about a year before we split. Also a bunch of pills.

    My daughter is not my ex's child she is my first wife's child. So no blood relationship but both are depressed.

    Depression and suicide are a huge issue in Australia.
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    My Story.... when I was at the height of my Anxiety and depression it got so bad suicide seemed like it was the only answer to stop this horror . I never wanted to kill myself so I went to my doctor and talked about Antidepressants which I took for 18mths and thank Buddha for that.
    you can not really put the feelings into words that people could understand , you have to live it to understand it. I used to think people who suicide were weak ...but now I know differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    Then one day he just gets up in the morning, kisses his wife good bye, goes for a walk and never comes back.
    my cousins husband did something similar. 7am and time to go to work and his mate is there to pick him up and is tooting the horn of his car. she can't see him and looks in the shed. hanging from the rafters. huge surprise to all.
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    I read somewhere New Zealand has the highest rate among young people. They have just had a memorial of a pair of shoes representing everyone who committed suicide in the last 12 months. Very sad really.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...-waikato-river

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    In Korea, the people follow the law strictly, and as a result, there are not many death on the road. But they are so stressed, their suicide rate is so high.

    In Thailand, the people don't follow the law too strictly, and as a result there are many death on the road. But they are not so stressed, there are very little suicide cases.

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    My first live-in GF back in my undergrad uni days tried to commit suicide twice in the 18 months whilst we lived together...she was bi-polar and really needed to be on meds at all times however she hadn't been diagnosed back then...it was me who pushed her and pushed her to seek medical help

    The first time I came home and found her unconscious and frothing at the mouth lying on the bathroom floor...I called an ambulance and then her parents and when we met at the hospital they (parents) seemed to want to blame me...after the second time (a similar scenario) I had a friend of my brothers meet with her who is a doctor and was specialising in mental health at the time (1975-ish) he was quick on the uptake and soon had her diagnosed and treatment began..she then moved back home with her parents as it was a very tough time for her..after that we lost touch

    I didn't hear anything from or about her for many years as I moved O/S and travelled a lot for the next 10 years...and it was the days before PCs/email/FB etc....maybe 20 years later I was walking down one of Sydney's main streets and this vaguely familiar woman said my name softly..I turned to look at her and it was C...together with her daughter...it was kinda weird, almost surreal...I had totally forgotten about her and here she was very much alive saying hello and introducing a 14yo daughter..we just swapped pleasnatries and she took my hand and gave it a soft squeeze..and then we both wandered off our separate ways and to our separate lives...and I have never seen her since

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    as a man in his sixties I often think about different scenarios for the end of my life...of course the preferred one is to go as happy as Larry, still fit in my nineties after just having had a 3 hour session with 2 gorgeous 28yo women...But alas we can't all go out so that way....555

    I think that if I were handicapped/incapacitated now after having lived a full and happy life I would have no compunction or hesitation in pulling the plug...I don't ever want to live a life where I am a burden to other people and can't do exactly what I want when I want...I have always been too independent to be happy living that way...having said that, I am still very happy doing what I do when I want...so let's hope that's still some way off 555
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