"Statistics are like bikinis. What they conceal is more important than what they reveal."


In many cultures, diagnosing suicide cases remains extremely difficult due to social stigmas. Independent studies often produce suicide numbers that are greatly at odds with official government statistics.

The World Health Organization, however, estimates that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO, suicide is a leading cause of death among teenagers and adults under 35, with males up to 4 times more likely to kill themselves than females.