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First WHO report on suicide prevention

WHO calls for coordinated action to reduce suicides worldwide

4 SEPTEMBER 2014 ¦ GENEVA - More than 800 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO's first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/suicide-prevention-report/en/