Suicide in Lithuania has become a significant social issue in the country due to its high rate. Since its peak in 1995, the suicide rate in Lithuania has been constantly decreasing, but it still remains the highest in the EU and the OECD. The suicide rate as of 2019 is 20.2 suicides per 100,000 people.
Why does Lithuania have such a high death rate?
Looking at trends in more specific causes of death, ischaemic heart diseases and stroke remain the top two causes of death in Lithuania (Figure 3), with mortality rates four and two times above the EU average respectively. Lung cancer is now the third leading cause of death, a legacy of high smoking rates.
What is the most suicidal country in Europe?
Lithuania and Slovenia had the highest suicide rate, with 26 and 20 deaths per 100 000 population, respectively. Suicide rates have decreased in almost all EU countries, falling by 50% between 2000 and 2017.
Why is Greenland so suicidal?
Several reasons are blamed for Greenland’s high rate of suicide, including alcoholism, depression, poverty, conflict-ridden relationship with spouse, dysfunctional parental homes, etc. According to a report published in 2009, the suicide rate in Greenland increases during the summer.
How many people kill themselves a day?
On average, there are 132 suicides per day. White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2016. A firearm is used in almost 50% of all suicides. The rate of suicide is highest in middle age—among white men in particular.
What do typical Lithuanians look like?
They have fair skin, more than 80% have light-colored eyes and many have light-colored hair (a stereotypical Lithuanian is thus blue-eyed blonde, even though such people are a minority). Lithuanians are among the tallest peoples of the world (this maybe explains their affinity for basketball).
Is healthcare free in Lithuania?
The public healthcare system in Lithuania ensures free healthcare for almost all its citizens. This state-funded healthcare is available to long-term residents and expats too.
What Lithuania is famous for?
Lithuania is famous for its landscapes, flatlands, abundant forests, lakes and marches. In addition, the seaside with its sandy beaches where amber may be found and the Curonian Spit with its impressive images and dunes attract tourists as well.
Which state has highest suicidal deaths?
Top three States with highest suicide rates are Puducherry, Sikkim and Andaman and Nicobar Islands respectively, while Bihar recorded lowest suicide rates.
List of states and union territories of India by suicide rate.
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Is there crime in Greenland?
Greenland has a high murder rate and the highest suicide rate in the world. The country only has one closed prison, Ny Anstalt which is located in Nuuk, so people who commit serious crimes are often known to walk free unless they are transported to Ny Anstalt, a Danish prison or another facility.
Can you live on Greenland?
If you are a citizen of a Nordic country, you can travel freely to Greenland to live and work there. You do not need a visa, a work permit or a residence permit.