In this article, we will take a look at the 5 countries with the most suicide rates in the world.
5 Countries With The Most Suicide Rates
5 year average suicide rate per 100,000: 29.04
This Pacific Islands tops the most obese countries in the world and extreme obesity leads to higher tendency towards suicide because of body image issues, this could explain why Kiribati has one of the highest suicide rates in the world.
5 year average suicide rate per 100,000: 30.18
Lithuania tops the list of the highest suicide rate in Europe, even though there has been a slight decrease in suicide rates in recent years, as the government strives to tackle causes of suicide. Despite mental health getting due importance in Europe, remnants of Soviet culture have led to it still being largely stigmatized in Lithuania, though this is improving too.
5 year average suicide rate per 100,000: 31.24
There are many African countries among the nations with the highest suicide rates, and Eswatini is no different, where suicide is among the leading causes of death with food insecurity and sexual behavior being the leading reasons for committing suicide.
5 year average suicide rate per 100,000: 38.7
Indo-Guyanese are the demographic with the most suicide rates in Guyana, and poison is the most frequently used procedure of perpetrating suicide.
5 year average suicide rate per 100,000: 81.34
Smoothly topping the list of 30 countries with the highest suicide rates in the world is Lesotho, even though the overall trend over the past 5 years has seen the suicide rate decrease. A mental health crisis, which is hardly acknowledged and largely stigmatized, has led to such a high suicide rate.