Around one in 100 people lose their lives to suicide each year worldwide, making it one of the leading causes of death. There are many personal, interpersonal, community, and societal factors that contribute to suicide risk. This infographic visualizes data from the World Health Organization to present the countries with highest and lowest suicide rates around the world. Lesotho ranks first for the highest suicide rate with 87.5 suicide deaths per 100,000 population annually. The AIDS epidemic and the despair, grief, and loss caused by it is a major factor. Sparse employment opportunities and high rates of gender-based violence are also believed to play a role in the suicide crisis in Lesotho.
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