From Mad in Norway: Throughout life, most people will feel existential limitations. The way we understand and face our life problems can be decisive for the choice between escape or reconciliation. Over the past twenty years, over 500 people have taken their own lives in Norway every year. In 2021, a total of 658 Norwegians took their own lives. If you count 10 survivors per suicide, 5,000-6,000 new people will be affected in Norway each year.