September 8 – 14 Has Been World Suicide Prevention Week.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year more than 800,000 million people die from suicide. This is equals to one death every 40 seconds. Suicide is among the 3rd leading causes of death among people aged 15-44 years in some countries, and the second leading cause of death in the 15-29 years age group globally.
Suicide is preventable, and it is a subject that many people feel uncomfortable discussing. While a person should demonstrate caution when talking about suicide, it is a topic that should be discussed. Talking about suicide will not cause someone to become suicidal or increase the risk. In fact, the most important thing to realize is that help is available. Having a conversation openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life. So do not wait. Start the dialogue and reach out to someone.
Speak Up and Reach – Your Voice Matters!
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