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One person commits suicide every 40 seconds: WHO

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One person commits suicide every 40 seconds -- more than all the yearly victims of wars and natural disaster -- with the highest toll among the elderly, the United Nations said Thursday. 

South Korea has erected statues and installed monitoring devices to dissuade potential suicides at Mapo Bridge over the Han river in Seoul

In its first report on suicide, the UN's World Health Organisation blamed intense media coverage when celebrities kill themselves for fuelling the problem.

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