Suicide Prevention: A Candle in the Darkness Mental HealthBy Lucida TreatmentSeptember 22, 2014Forty. 800,000. 38,000. These are just numbers on a page until you consider what they represent. “Every 40 seconds someone in the world takes their own life, a global tally of more than 800,000 suicides a year,” according to a landmark United Nations (UN) report.