Suicide Prevention Day 09-10-12

Posted on September 10, 2012

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Health not only pertains to physical health, but also mental health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 million people globally die from suicide every year. One of the things we can do to reduce, or even eliminate, this number is to create a safer, better world for everyone to live in. So, not only will we improve physical health by supporting organizations that provide food, shelter, education, livelihood, and emergency relief supplies to those who need them the most, we will also create a world that will protect our mental well-being.

Monday (09-10-12) is Suicide Prevention Day. Let’s educate ourselves and others on how to be more aware of the signs and what we could do to prevent the increase of suicide rates in the world.

To learn more about the problem, statistics, interventions, and challenges, visit http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/suicideprevent/en/index.html.

Posted in: Prevention