According to WHO every 40 seconds someone looses their life to suicide.
Is it preventable??
Yes, it is. 90% of them are. Read the following for 2 minutes.
‘World Mental Health Day’ is observed on 10th of October every year, with the objective of raising awareness about mental health issues.
“Mental health promotion and Suicide prevention” is the theme for this year.
According to WHO more the 800,000 people die of suicide every year. For each suicide there are 20 more suicide attempts.
Suicide can affect anyone and anywhere . Not only adults but children and adolescents are also prone to suicide due to depression, sexual abuse, bullying, violence etc .
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15- 29 year old globally .
90% of the people who attempt Suicide are suffering from some or the other psychiatric illness.
According to WHO every 40 seconds someone looses their life to suicide. So on this day let’s encourage each other to take “40 seconds of action” and use this as an opportunity to show you care .
– Improve awareness of the significance of suicide as a global public health problem.
– Improve knowledge of what can be done to prevent suicide.
– Reduce the stigma associated with suicide and
– Let people who are struggling know that they are not alone.
So in conclusion,
Let’s get educated, let’s get real, let’s be brave, let’s talk.