The suicide rate among young people is not declining
- Some 40-50 people under the age of 20 take their own lives in Sweden every year, of which around five are under 15.
- Over the past fifteen years, the suicide rate in Sweden has declined by about 20 per cent, as it has in much of the EU, The trend does not, however, apply to young people, for whom the rate has remained stable for many decades.
- Suicide is the leading cause of death among men between the ages of 15 and 44 in Sweden.
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