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What causes more deaths than all wars and homocides?

The sobering answer is suicide. This report from the World Health Organization argues that this human toll is largely avoidable. Whether this is true or not, there are certainly some eye-opening facts here about this taboo subject.

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Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.

He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:

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> From the World Health Organization