• Bibtex: @naghavi2019
  • Bibliography: Naghavi, M. (2019). Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: Systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. BMJ, 364, l94. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l94

Example citation

There are approximately 800,000 deaths by suicide worldwide each year [@naghavi2019]

It is unclear if the recent decrease in suicide mortality is due to suicide prevention activities or general improvements in population health

Key takeaways

  • Annual suicide deaths: 817 000 (762 000 to 884 000) deaths in 2016
  • 10th leading cause of death
  • Decline since 1990
  • Suicide rates relatively high in Eastern Europe