Crude suicide rate in the Philippines 2000-2016

Suicide is an act of an individual taking her or his life intentionally. It is one of the effects of mental health illness. In the Philippines, around 3.2 deaths relating to suicide were recorded per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016.

Reasons for suicide

  Across the globe, suicide is one of the causes of death among which can occur across the board. In the Philippines, it is ranked as the third leading cause of death among young people, beating cardiovascular, neurological disease, and cancer. Certain factors contribute to the increase in the suicide rate, such as are depression, bullying, death of a loved one, and trauma. These factors deliver high-risk behavior among individuals suffering from mental health illness, and the majority consume drugs and drink excessive alcohol.


   In the Philippines, talking about mental illness is not very common and people tend to shy away from discussing it due to the stigma connected to this topic.

Crude suicide rate in the Philippines from 2000 to 2016

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2016

Supplementary notes

The figures indicated in the table are about the crude suicide rates, all ages (per 100 000).

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