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According to the data on the WHO’s website, Sri Lanka had the highest suicide rate in the world at an estimated 35.3 per every 100,000 inhabitants; Lithuania was in second place with 32.7 per 100,000; the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) third with 32.0; and Guyana in fourth place with 29.0.However, taking into consideration the population of these countries- Sri Lanka having over 20 million people, the DPRK- over 50 million, Lithuania- 2.9 million while Guyana has less than 1 million, it is clear that the country’s statistics remain as pressing as they were when the World Health Organization released its 2014 report. The global suicide rate in 2015 was 10.7 per 100,000 population, the Americas had a rate of 9.6 and Europe, 14.1. According to the WHO website, the suicide rate in Guyana has been elevating since 2000. At that time, the rate was 22.3 per 100,000 population at 2000, increasing to 24.0 at 2005 and rising to 25.8 in 2010. For 2012, according to the WHO, the rate was recorded at 34.8.

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