This country has the most suicides (and it might surprise you)

Dr. Shawn Baker (a passionate carnivore) retweeted this:

But is it really true?

For the record, I admire Dr. Baker and his push to help people eat a nutrient-dense diet via meat eating. But, his tweet is pushing a common myth…

I dug a little bit and found more recent statistics from the United Nations’ and World Health Organization data (2016)… and here are the top 10 countries with the highest suicide rates:

Guyana
Lesotho
Russia
Lithuania
Suriname
Ivory
Coast
Kazakhstan
Equatorial
Guinea
Belarus
South Korea

It is true that Pakistan was 169th on the list.

But, India was 49th on the list – not first.

Also, it is interesting to note that India is not a largely vegetarian country. According to this BBC report (if it can be believed), just 1 out of 5 Indians are vegetarians or vegans. The vast majority of India’s population includes meat in their diet.