Suicide – taking one’s own life – is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. The suicide rate has been increasing year by year among Mongolians at an alarming rate. The current figures are over 500 people per year; one needs to bear in mind that the population of the country is just 3 million! Of them, 90 % have no psychopathic history. Psychologists from the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) are warning that action must be taken to prevent this trend. Currently, a total of 6500 people have been receiving in-patient treatment at the NCMH to prevent them trying to kill themselves.
According to a survey conducted in 2013, mental disorder, caused by stress has increased 10 times and alcoholism by 40 times among Mongolians. In recent years, most Mongolians are suffering from insomnia, anxiety and depression due to social pressures.
Suicide is listed as the 12th leading cause of death worldwide in WHO statistics.