Trivia from around the world
75% of all suicides are committed by men.
Suicide rates around the world are slowly increasing.
The number of attempts is rising more significantly.
The most likely group to attempt suicide are young women between 15 and 19 years.
About 25% of the population personally know someone who committed suicide.
Factors found to be associated with attempted suicide are: single marital status (including divorced/widowed); unemployment; social deprivation; history of physical or sexual abuse; alcohol and drug problems; social isolation; eating disorders (females only).
The most frequently used method in suicide attempts is self poisoning (85.4% in 1997).
Geo Stone: Suicide and Attempted Suicide. Methods and Consequences