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A death by suicide every 40 seconds, says WHO
BBC News

It said suicide was a “major public health problem” that was too often shrouded in taboo.

The WHO wants to reduce the rate of suicide by 10% by 2020, but warned that just 28 countries have a national suicide prevention strategy.

Campaigners said there needed to be more education in schools.

The WHO analysed 10 years of research and data on suicide from around the world.

It concluded:

  • Around 800,000 people kill themselves every year

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