Suicides in the Netherlands are not on the rise; deadly falls by elderly in nursing homes are.

Yesterday was not only the 5th anniversary of my sister's death, it was also the day that the Dutch national statistics office (CBS) made public the number of suicides this year. In 2013 1,854 people committed suicide or 11.0 per 100,000 people. In 1970 the suicide rate was 8.0 per 100,000 people or 1,049 suicides. A …

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