Violence and Injury Prevention

Self-directed violence

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and is an important public health problem. Among those aged 15-44 years, self-inflicted injuries are the fourth leading cause of death and the sixth leading cause of ill-health and disability. The Global Burden of Disease project estimates that 797 823 suicides occurred in 2011, over half of all deaths due to violence.

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