Top 10 Suicidal Countries In The World !

Suicide is in every country, race, sect, gender, and group. Statistics show that the most suicidal countries in the world have the greatest percentage of stress and non-ethical situations. However, it cannot be predicted, though, who is at risk of suicide, including mental well-being and drug misuse. Alerts, death, sharing feelings of sadness, ideas of suicide, drug abuse, or alcohol are the main reasons for suicidal thoughts in one’s mind. Psychiatrists and doctors are discussing suicide hotline concerns and thoughts. The most lowering suicide rates in the world are in the Caribbean Bahamas, Jamaica, Grenada, Barbados, and Antigua and Barbuda. While the questions what drives people into taking such extreme measures and how best to prevent them, a study of UNIHO statistics reveals which have the most suicides per person per head.

So, the brief here are the ten nations with the highest rates of suicide:

10. Lesotho

Lesotho is 8.3% high in infants’ birth and has a very high rate of HIV/AIDS. The prevalence of HIV is around 24% and forces people to end up their life by personal moral and Society attacks. Roughly half of women under 40 have HIV, and the country people’s median age goes around 42 years old. Lesotho ranks 10th on this list in accordance with the latest data from WHO. 21.2 suicides per 100,000 people were reported in the nation. Lesotho is only one of the ten best-off countries with higher women’s suicidal rates – 24.4 per 100,000 suicides than 17.8 per 100,000 men. Lesotho has no health pro measures according to the World Health Organisation the last report.

Population(2021):2,155,527
Total Suicide Rate:(21.2 per 100k people)

9. Latvia

Latvia ranks number nine on this list of most suicidal countries globally, having 21.2 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants. The deaths of men in Latvia are 37.6 per 100,000 people, while women are much lower than 7.3 for every 100,000. Men have committed more suicide in the nation, due to whatever the reason is similar to financial crisis or personal matters. For the people who want to live in rural regions, the complexities of collecting and comparing data in Latvia become too low. The demographic disaster in other neighboring countries is also one of the main reasons for being a suicidal country. Since 1992, more than 20% of the total population of the Baltic Region has been lost. It is thought that it is the greatest depopulation statics in the world.

Population(2021):1,866,942
Total Suicide Rate:21.2 per 100k people

8. Ukraine

Ukraine saw rapid population growth over several decades between 1950 and 1990 when its population was 51.46 million, but then it starts declining since 1990. In Eastern Europe, there were 22.4 suicides, involved both men and women, per 100 000 people. In Ukraine, men are more likely to commit suicide at a mortality rate of 41.1 per 100,000, while women have a suicide rate of 6.3 per 100,000. Especially troubling is the social trend of post-war veterans who are still more susceptible to violence in the home. The population is now decreasing at 0.59%, since 2015, every year. Accordingly to the latest WHO report, Ukrainian could lose almost one-fifth of its population by 2050 United.

Population(2021):43,527,334
Total Suicide Rate:22.4 per 100k people

7. Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s population is expected to grow to 27.91 million by 2099 over the rest of the century. Currently, there is an estimated 18.78 million people, and by 2027 they will exceed 20 million as per the reports of WHO, açcordingly to the healthy growth in the nation. It is the seventh highest suicidal country in the world. In 2016, there were 22.5 suicides for both men and women per 100 000 people in Central Asia. The risk of suicide is higher for men, with a death rate of 38.3 per 100 000 people, while the fatality rate for women is 7.6 per 100 000. It will continue to achieve economic development and poverty reduction in the next few decades, with relatively slow population growth. However, it will continue economic progress and poverty reduction in the future result in relatively small population growth.

Population(2021):18,897,898
Total Suicide Rate:22.5 per 100k people

6. Suriname

In accordance with the latest UN data, Suriname currently has a population of 590,800, but it is declining for the last few years. The United Nations estimates that there are 591,800 people on 1 July 2021. Currently, it is ranked as the sixth highest suicidal nation in the world under the estimation of the World Health Organization. The nation records 22.8 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants. The mortality rate of males per hundred thousand was also 34.7, with a death rate of women being 10.9 per hundred thousand. Minors are considered vulnerable groups, while suicide is linked to poverty, household violence, and alcohol abuse.

Population(2021):590,740
Total Suicide Rate:22.8 per 100k people

5. Belarus

The rate of population growth of Belarus for 2020 is -0.03%. Although this rate is low, in the coming decades, it is expected to increase. At 1.71 births per woman, the fertility rates in the nation are low. Positive net migration is not enough to compensate for the lack of child-born babies, unlike other low fertility countries. WHO figures show that Belarus reported the fifth-highest suicide nation is representing 26.2 suicides per 100,000 people. Here men are more likely to commit suicide, and in 2016 they recorded 46.9 suicides per 100,000 people. Women have been confirmed to have had 8.2 deaths per 100,000 deaths.

Population(2021):9,442,862
Total Suicide Rate:26.2 per 100k people

4. South Korea

The highest population in South Korea is expected to reach 51.35 million by 2024. Population growth in South Korea decreased markedly from 0.1% to 0.09% from 2019 to 2020. It has a 0.92 fertility rate, which means that women have fewer than one child on average. South Korea was reported as the fourth-highest suicidal nation in the world, according to WHO. This small East Asian state registered 26.9 suicides for both gender and 100,000 residents in 2016. With a mortality rate of 38.4 per 100 000 for men and a death rate of 15.4 per 100 000 for women, the risk of suicide was higher in men, and most likely, they supposed to have these thoughts due to financial crises, stressful environment or due to their other personal reasons.

Population(2021):51,305,186
Total Suicide Rate:26.9 per 100k people

3. Guyana

Guyana has seen fairly unstable growth and decline since the 1990s and is now growing very slowly, which lasts some time. That’s why it ranked third as the most suicidal country in the world in accordance with the report of WHO. In 2016, the rate of suicide in this nation was 29.2 per 100,000 people. Men in Guyana have a higher committing suicide, with 43.7 deaths per 100,000 population and 14.4 deaths per 100,000 population. The Government has established a National Action Plan for Mental Health 2015-2020 and a National Suicide Prevention Plan to prevent these conditions.

Population(2021):789,513
Total Suicide Rate:29.2 per 100k people

2. Russia

The population of Russia fluctuates from 148.37 million to 143.25 between 1993 and 2008. It had an abnormally high death rate during this time. Since then, the population has increased to 145.93 million, but it is expected that the population will remain at its peak by the end of 2020 and decline again due to the impacts of a global pandemic of Covid-19. Russia has a fertility rate of 1.58 births, a female among the world’s lowest fertility, less than 2.1 births a woman in replacement. Men in Russia are to commit suicide with 55.9 suicides per 100,000 population. Simultaneously, women recorded 9.4 fatalities per 100 000. Several reasons are linked to suicide, including proximity to fatal arms and alcoholism.

Population(2021):145,983,181
Total Suicide Rate:31 per 100k people

1. Lithuania

Lithuania is declining in population, losing approximately 1.5% of its population annually in 2020. Lithuania is the world of suicide that lead it on the list of most suicidal country in the world. This ranking is not foreign to Lithuania, but it also has high levels of depression. By 2016, the WHO recorded 31.9 suicides per 100,000 population. Men still face 58.1 deaths per 100,000 population in Lithuania, while 9.5 deaths Per 100,000 women are reported. According to local media reports, 749 people died in 2017 alone in Lithuania, and now the figures rise at a great level due to the impact of the global pandemic of Covid-19.

Population(2021):2,689,862
Total Suicide Rate:31.9 per 100k people
Suicide Rate

So these are the top ten most suicidal countries in the world! You have to look below if you want to look at the Country Ranking of all the countries along with their total suicide rate in 2021.

CountrySuicide RankTotal Suicide ratePer Year
Lithuania131.9894
Russia23145,178
Guyana329.2227
South Korea426.913,765
Belarus526.22,477
Suriname622.8131
Kazakhstan722.54,122
Ukraine822.49,911
Latvia921.2409
Lesotho1021.2447
Belgium1120.72,377
Hungary1219.11,854
Slovenia1318.6386
Japan1418.523,532
Uruguay1518.4635
Estonia1617.8235
France1717.711,503
Switzerland1817.21,466
Croatia1916.5686
Equatorial Guinea2016.4215
India 2116.3220,481
Poland2216.26,143
Finland2315.9878
Moldova2415.9
Austria2515.61,387
Serbia2615.61,373
United States2715.3
Sweden2814.81,476
Sri Lanka2914.63,099
Ivory Coast3014.5

Conclusion:

Interestingly, in many of the most suicidal countries, there are relatively very high suicide rates. But it does not appear that these countries’ suicide rates reflect or include suicides in unresolved wars in those countries (which are the main causes for suicide in much of the world), there are also many other reasons besides these suicidal thoughts in the people, whether it is because mental health stressing or due to financial crises.

Sophia Wadke
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