"new year's Day is the day of the year when the most suicides are committed in Sweden. It is more than twice as common for someone to take their lives on new year's day than on christmas eve. Alcohol in combination with mental illness are singled out as an explanation."
"That new year's day stand out in the självmordsstatistiken is previously known and confirmed in a new Swedish study from the National centre for suicide research and prevention (NASP), reports the Metro."
"the Scientists analysed all suicides that occurred between the dates of 15 december and 15 January during the years 2006 to 2015. In average, were 26 suicides per day. Both christmas eve (17) and new year's eve (14) was below the cut while the new year's day stood out with 51 suicides. The study also shows that there is more than five times more common that men take the life of themselves on new year's day than women."
"Alcohol can play a role, consider Alfred Skogberg, the secretary-general on the Suicide Zero."
"– Many drink very much alcohol the night before and wake up with anxiety. We know that alcohol is a major risk factor and in combination with that might have gloomy prospects, this can lead to feeling very bad, " he says to SVT News."