Depression alone accounts for 4.3% of the global burden of disease and is among the largest single causes of disability worldwide.
An estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
Most suicides in the world occur in the South – East Asia Region – 39% of those in low income + middle income countries in South East Asia alone.
Over 800, 000 people die due to suicide every year.
In Sri Lanka, neuropsychiatric disorders are estimated to contribute to 11.5% of the global burden of disease.
The suicide rate is 17.1 per 100,000 population – males – 27.7 per 100,000 / females – 7.7 per 100,000.
Every 40 seconds, a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world.
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