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10 facts on mental health

A mental health patient at a hospital in India
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Fact 3

About 900 000 people commit suicide every year

86% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. More than half of the people who kill themselves are aged between 15 and 44. The highest suicide rates are found among men in Eastern European countries. Mental disorders are one of the most prominent and treatable causes of suicide.

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