Suicide in the World: an Overview of Prevalence and Its Risk Factors

  • Eugênia Rodrigues Ferreira
  • Rafael Gomes Aragão
  • Jordanna de Fátima Moraes Reis
  • Greyce Ellen Neres Reis
  • Franciely Ferreira Santana
  • Maria Nizete Tavares Alves
  • Janaina Carvalho Braz Macêdo
  • Uilna Natercia Soares Feitosa
  • Carmem Ulisses Peixoto
  • Maria Eliana Pierre Martins
  • José Leandro de Almeida Neto
  • Modesto Leite Rolim Neto


Suicide is a complex and multi-causal phenomenon, thats why it can’t be understood in a generalized way, but in different profiles such as gender, age, social support and other psychiatric disorders. It is a major public health problem worldwide and more than 1 million people die from suicide every year. This world problem demands hybrid preventive acts in several aspects, such as social, interpersonal and from the government.

Sep 1, 2015
How to Cite
RODRIGUES FERREIRA, Eugênia et al. Suicide in the World: an Overview of Prevalence and Its Risk Factors. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, sep. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2021. doi:
Psychiatry & Mental Health


Suicide; Risk Factors; Prevalence

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