Suicide in Guyana

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Suicide in Guyana is a serious social problem. Guyana is ranked fourth in suicides per capita worldwide, and has the highest rate amongst South American and Caribbean nations.

About 40% of people who commit suicide in Guyana poison themselves by consuming agricultural pesticides.[1]

Jim Jones[edit]

The most famous case of suicide in Guyana was the mass suicide of 909 followers of Jim Jones's Peoples Temple.


  1. ^ Mauro, Craig (July 26, 2010). "Guyana carries continent's highest suicide rate". al Jazeera. Retrieved 2012.