Globally, over 800,000 people die by suicide every year. WHO member states (including Ireland) have committed to work towards the global target of reducing suicide rates by a minimum of 10% by 2020. The latest comparison with European counterparts in 2015 shows Ireland has the 10th lowest rate of suicide among 33 other countries. Nevertheless, the suicide rate among younger people (aged 15-19) in Ireland, ranks 7th highest.
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