When it comes to suicide there are statistics about the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Suicide rates for men are on average about four times as big as suicide rates for women. Usually follow up to that is that women have twice as many attempted suicides as men. And the explanation for that is, that they use less effective methods than men because they think about how they will look afterward.
However, only about 5 percent of attempted suicides, are actually attempts at suicide, and in fact are attempts of getting attention, in order to find the solution to the problem, while those who kill themselves really see suicide as a solution. This is why, women that commit suicide, use same lethal methods used by men, and obviously don’t think about how they will look thereafter. The reason why men have so much bigger suicide rates is that men are not raised to seek help and express emotions, but to “man up”. The end result, is that unlike women, who are likely to seek help, talk about their problems with friends, and “attempt” suicide, before losing all hope, suicidal men fall through the cracks, not seeking help and end up with final “solution”. Our society is in need of change, and seeking help, should not be seen as a sign of weakness.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the highest suicide rates in the world from their list.
The first one is Uruguay. Although it is not at all a densely populated nation, it still manages to produce 15.2 suicides per 100,000 population. The second country is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. A notorious dictatorship still prevailing over the nation, North Korea and its citizens it seems are not doing well at all considering that the nation has made an appearance on the list of countries with the highest suicide rates. There isn’t even much of a divide between the male and female suicide rates, which amount to 17.3 and 14.3 respectively. I was very happy to see that my country, Hungary shows decreasing in the rates of suicides. The first European state to enter our list, Hungary’s suicide rate has been dwindling steadily with it being 19.2 in 2010 to 15.7 in 2015. This decrease is evident in both female and male suicides.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 30 countries with the highest suicide rates in the world.