Despite the efforts of beautiful girls who only wanna do you dirt, the suicide rate in Finland has dropped by about 40 percent from the 1990s. Aapo wanted to see more coverage of causes for the drop. It took a while, but the AFP is on the case:
Nowadays around 18 out of 100,000 people commit suicide each year in Finland, about the same level as in France and Austria. In 1990, the number was 30 per 100,000.
The decline is attributed largely to better treatment for depression, but even experts cannot really explain why the drop has been so dramatic,
Possible reasons mentioned in the article include: depression is better recognised and treated, the amount of psychiatric help awailable has doubled, new antidepressant drugs have been introduced, and awareness campaigns in schools and the military have been carried out. As winters haven't become any less dark, that's out as an explanation.