Swedish suicide rates hit 25-year high

Last year 1,600 people in Sweden took their own lives – the highest number since 1989. swecides

Statistics for 2013 from Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) found that suicide rates had increased for the second year in a row. In 2011 there were 1,378 suicides in Sweden. The largest increase was found in people aged between 15 and 24 years old.

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