Posts tagged as suicide

Children in Lithuania speak more about suicide

Thursday, September 10, 2020

While Lithuania has not seen a hike – nor a drop – in suicides during the coronavirus pandemic, emotional helpline workers say it still took an emotional toll on people. Gabija Gaidamavičiūtė has been volunteering at the Child Line – an NGO running an emotional support hotline for kids and teenagers – for five years. Although the children have different emotional difficulties than adults, they still have problems, including thoughts…

Suicides in Lithuania decrease, still above EU average

Monday, February 17, 2020

The number of suicides is going down in Lithuania but still exceeds the EU average. Last year, 654 people took their own lives in Lithuanian compared to 683 in 2018, according to preliminary figures released by the Institute of Hygiene at the Lithuanian Health Ministry. “Suicide rates have been going down since 2013, and in 2018, which are the latest final numbers, there were 28 suicides per 100,000 people,” Sandra…

Suicide rates fall after gay marriage legalised in Sweden and Denmark

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Suicide rates among those in same-sex relationships have fallen significantly in both Denmark and Sweden since the legalisation of gay marriage, according to a study, although whatever their marital status, homosexual people remain more likely to take their own life. The joint study by the Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention and researchers from Stockholm University compared suicide rates for people in same-sex and heterosexual relationships in the periods 1989-2002…

As police arrive, Peru’s ex-president commits suicide

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ex-president of Peru Alan García committed suicide on Wednesday, 17 April, when police arrived to arrest him for corruption. As reported by British broadcaster BBC, when the police arrived, García asked for permission to call his lawyer. He entered his office and locked the door. Shortly after, a shot was heard from inside the room. When the police rushed into the room, they saw García with a shot wound on…

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 killed in Kabul

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A suicide bomber has targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul, killing more than 50 people, Reuters reported, citing government officials. More than 70 other people were injured in the attack, according to Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s interior ministry. “A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a wedding hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad,” Danish said. He added that…

Pakistan election: 31 dead in bomb attack as voting continues

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A bomb attack has left at least 31 people dead and more than 30 injured as Pakistanis vote Wednesday amid heavy security in a fiercely contested general election. The explosion took place on the outskirts of Quetta, Balochistan province’s capital. The cause of the blast was unknown, said the city’s superintendent of police Quetta, Naseeb Ullah. Shopkeeper Akber Khan, who witnessed the attack, said he had already cast his vote…

Estonia’s suicide rate 7th highest in EU

Monday, July 16, 2018

With 16 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, Estonia registered the 7th highest rate of suicide among EU member states in 2015, according to data published by Eurostat on Monday. Lithuania had by far the highest rate of suicide among EU member states at 30 per 100,000 inhabitants. The southernmost Baltic state was followed by Slovenia with 21, Latvia and Hungary each with 19, Belgium and Croatia each with 17, and Estonia…