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PSY 150: Suicide Rates in the U.S. and Beyond

Resources for assignments in Addison's PSY 150 courses.

What is in this guide?

Person sitting at the end of a pier; Title: Suicide Rates

This research guide provides resources that will help you complete the Global Suicide Rates assignment in Addison's PSY courses. If you need help, or have any questions about using the resources presented in this guide, ask a librarian.

Getting Started

Background Information

Data & Statistics

Statista: Leading 20 countries based on suicide mortality rate in 2016 (per 100000 population)

Global Suicide Mortality Rates

What to look for . . .

The image below is an example of what to look for at the end of the World Health Statistics Reports. In this example from the 2021 report, ANNEX 1 includes regional highlights. The charts for each region (Africa, Asia, etc.) list the countries along with health data. One of the categories is "Suicide Mortality Rate."

Regional Suicide Rates

More Data Sources

United States


Off-Campus Access

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