Year: 2008 Source: Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, (2008), p.69-75 SIEC No: 20090391

The research and policy attention that suicide prevention has received in Asia has been relatively small in comparison with the magnitude of the problem. More than half of the suicides that occur globally every year come from the South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions. Suicide is among the leading causes of death and, among young people, the leading cause of death in many Asian countries.