What are global statistics on suicide?

The following statistics illustrate the extent of the global problem on suicide:
  • One million suicides per year, every year
  • Suicide attempts amounting to 10-20 times as many suicides
  • Five to six people estimated to be affected directly by each suicidal person's behavior
  • Strong multiplier effect leading to 100-120 million people impacted by suicide each year
  • More suicides each year than deaths by war and homicides combined
  • Significant source of economic loss where suicide death and attempts affect productive life years

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