Guyana also has a very dark history with self- inflicted death

Guyana also has a very dark history with self- inflicted death, being the location of the Jonestown Massacre 1978. North West of Guyana was Jonestown, the site of commune of the People’s Temple Religious Organization. On November 18, 1978, Jim Jones, the head of this organization led 918 members to their demise, instructing all members living in the Jonestown, Guyana compound to commit an act of “revolutionary suicide,” by drinking poisoned punch. This Massacre was noted as the most deadly single non-natural disaster in U.S. history until 2001. Despite the fact that the effects of this massacre does not correlate directly with Guyana’s current suicide rate, it undeniably sheds light into the history of suicides in the country.