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Again an increase in the number of suicide attempts in Poland. What is the reason?

MedExpress Team


Published March 24, 2023 10:18

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KGP data shows that in 2022 there were more than 5% more suicide attempts than the year before. The reason is still most often undetermined. Last year, this was found to be the case in 5.7 thousand cases, and the year before - in 5.5 thousand. In turn, among the known causes, mental illness and mental disorders are mostly indicated. The place where such an act is committed is usually an apartment or home. Most people attempt to take their own lives on Mondays. Experts commenting on the data raise the alarm that still too little is known about the causes of such dramas. They also remind of the deteriorating mental health of Poles and the lack of sufficient budgetary resources to minimize the phenomenon.

Little-known reasons

According to data released by the National Police Headquarters (KGP), the total number of suicide attacks in 2022 was 14.5 thousand. This is 5.2% more than in 2021, when there were 13.8 thousand. The data also shed some light on the most common causes of suicide attacks among Poles. However, according to experts, the information collected is still not exhaustive. At the same time, the details of a specific person may include several items. On top of this, last year's l...

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