#WorldSuicidePreventionDay

Powerful video.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Yet these deaths are preventable. In fact suicide is the second leading death for people aged between 15-29. We are joining forces today, bringing you the latest support on where to go and who to talk to if you are feeling suicidal.

The World Health Organization says:

“WHO recognizes suicide as a public health priority. The first WHO World Suicide Report “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” published in 2014, aims to increase the awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts and to make suicide prevention a high priority on the global public health agenda. It also aims to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach.”

Suicide is a complex issue and therefore suicide prevention efforts require coordination and collaboration among multiple sectors of society, including the health sector and other sectors such as education, labour, agriculture, business, justice, law, defense, politics, and the media. These efforts must be comprehensive and integrated as no single approach alone can make an impact on an issue as complex as suicide.

If you are in distress currently, please see the below links to get immediate help:

United Kingdon

Samaritans
http://www.samaritans.org/


Worldwide

Befrienders
http://www.befrienders.org/

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