Suicide by definition refers to an act causing one’s own death, intentionally. The word suicide comes from “sui caedere” a Latin phrase/ word that means “to kill oneself”. Given the fact that suicide means when an individual kills himself/ herself, one can safely say it is not because one’s happy.
People who commit suicide often do so out of despair. The causes attached to such moments of despair which lead to suicide are many. Mental disorders such as depression, the bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are the most plausible causes of suicide.
Besides mental disorder, indulgence and abuse of alcohol or drugs are also causes suicide. There are also multiple stress factors such as financial difficulties or relationship troubles, which are stated to drive an individual to commit suicide.
If one looks at the patterns of suicide throughout the world there may seem large disparities with a few countries having higher suicide rates than other. In making a comparison there are some countries which have the highest suicide rates in the world.
Lithuania is the country with the highest suicide rate in the world with an annual suicide rate of 42 per 100,000 individuals. Other countries with highest suicide rates include Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Finland.