Suicide rate increase among youth in Iran

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 13
By Tamkin Jafarov - Trend:

Every day in Iran 11 people committed suicide, according to news portal citing official statistics.

Around 3,125 people committed suicide in Iran fist nine month of the year (the year ends on March 21), among them 982 women and 2,143 men.

Most suicides occurred in the provinces of Tehran, Gilan and Kirmanshah, least of all - in the provinces of South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Kohgiluya and Boyer-Ahmad.

A suicide attempt is more often observed among young people aged 18-24 (28.2 per cent), followed by people aged 30-39 (22.2 per cent), 25-29 (17.6 per cent), over 50 (12.9 per cent), 40-49 (11.1 per cent) and young people under the age of 18 (7.9 per cent).

According to Iranian media, the statistics for 15 years shows that in Iran the facts of suicide among young people aged 18-24 years is growing. The reasons for suicide are often family problems, psychological disorders, failure in love, education, unemployment and other problems.

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