World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day, which is observed on September 10th each year, aims to find ways to avoid suicide. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) coordinates the celebration.
Suicide statistics are bleak. About 47,000 people die by suicide in the United States each year. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the government. On an average, 129 suicides occur in the United States per day. Every year, about 1.4 million people attempt suicide.
Suicide is a global phenomenon. 800,000 people die each year by taking their own life around the world. Suicide is the leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. Suicide causes by multiple risk factors. Mental health, inability to cope with life stresses, and persistent pain and illness are all common risk factors. Refugees, prisoners, and LGBT groups are among the most vulnerable groups for suicide by suicide. Bullied children are another vulnerable group – another vulnerable group.
Suicide is entirely preventable, according to the sad news. One way to prevent it is to limit access to firearms and medications. Other options include early care for the mentally ill, school-based interventions, and training health professionals to assess and manage suicidal behavior. A recent suicide attempt is the most likely risk factor for suicide. Because of this, follow-up care and assistance for those who have attempted suicide are highly recommended.
Faith community members, educators, parents, opioid misuse products, social care, and mental health organizations are among the key suicide prevention partners for suicide prevention.
How to celebrate #worldsuicidepreventionday
The World Health Organization (WHO) plays a key role in promoting World Suicide Prevention Day, alongside the IASP. Among the activities held each year are:: Some of the annual events include:
- To avoid suicide, the government is implementing programs to reduce suicide. To avoid suicide, the government is assisting in the prevention of suicide
- Conferences, lectures, and educational seminars are all held in universities, colleges, and educational seminars
- Many who have died as a result of suicide are held in memorial services for those who have died by suicide
- Cultural or spiritual activities can be arranged in conjunction with cultural or spiritual activities
- Suicide prevention workshops are offered by offering training courses to help avoid suicide
- To participate in World Suicide Prevention Day, take a few minutes to learn about suicide prevention. You can do this by reading the World Suicide Prevention Day paper. You can also participate in the simulated trials
- Light a Candle is a Candle event. At 8 p.m., simply light a candle near a window. This candle shows support for suicide prevention. To honor a lost loved one, you can also light the candle
Show your love, recall a loved one, or spread the word by posting #WorldSuicidePreventionDay on social media.
This week is the world suicide prevention week
The first World Suicide Prevention Day since 2003 was hosted by the IASP in the United States. WHO began co-sponsoring suicide education and prevention just short of being launched. "Suicide Can Be Prevented" was this year's theme. "Save Lives, Restoring Hope," "Connect, Communicate, Care," and "Working Together to Prevent Suicide" have all been popular topics over the years. Today, nearly 70 countries come together to raise the threat of suicide prevention.