Lithuania has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. The figure doubled in the last decade. Statistics presented by Dainius Puras, a leading psychiatrist and co-author of Lithuania's emergency suicide bill, show that over 1500 people commit suicide in Lithuania per year. According to a report of the World Health Organization 34 of every 100,000 people in Lithuania kill themselves. Puras' remark on such a high rate of suicide was that "it's an epidemic. It's not simply suicide, but an infectious disease that kills..."
|Suicide rates, by gender, Lithuania, 1981-2009|
|Number of suicides by age group and gender. Lithuania, 2009|
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