- One in five of the world's children suffers mental or behavioural problems. The rapid socio-economic changes and/or poverty are to blame.
- Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in children between the ages of 10 and 15 years
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults (15-25 years)
- Among 15- to19-year-olds, suicide rates have quadrupled over the last four decades
(Source—World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund)