That’s the number of people that commit suicide every year. One person, every 40 seconds. In 2015 suicide was in the top 20 for leading causes of death. It’s also a question, or rather a series of questions.
Why are we a threat to ourselves? How many more people attempted? What is it about our minds that can cause the world to seem so dangerous that the only escape is to leave? How can we change? Is it looking at mental illnesses differently? What’s changed over the past 200+ years in our environments and minds?
And maybe the most important question — what can we do now?