It has been estimated by the World Health Organization that every 40 seconds someone commits suicide. Furthermore, it is also estimated that over one million people take their own lives per year. Based on current global trends, the number of those who commit suicide is expected to exceed one and a half million people within the next six years. An alarming trend to say the least, and one with so many different factors, yet still so few answers. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 11 countries with the highest suicide rates in the world in 2016.
Beyond the established narratives that may predispose one to suicide, there are also instances where national concerns play a role; some nations simply have higher suicide rates, while seemingly, on the surface perhaps, suffering no more or less the same hardships as other nations with significantly lower suicide rates. That Latin America, a region rife with poverty should record the lowest suicide rate in the world, while fully developed and industrialized nations in Asia should be among the highest. You can also check our list of 10 Countries With the Highest Youth Suicide Rates in the World.