The Vilnius City Municipality has created a strategy to reduce the number of suicides in Vilnius.
© DELFI / Orestas Gurevičius

The city government has set aside €300,000 for the new measures with much of the document focusing on education to teach people how to help those who are considering suicide.

Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the European Union and one of the highest rates in the world.

The document defines measures to be used to reduce the number of suicides that will be used until 2019.

Data from 2014 indicates that there are 33 suicides for every 100,000 people living in Lithuania.

426 suicides occurred in Vilnius between 2010 and 2014.

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