We celebrate World Suicide Prevention Day every year on September 10th. It’s an increasing problem, and the figures show a frightful story. As stated by WHO (World Health Organization), every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide.
That’s nearly 800,000 individuals globally each year — although some surveys put that figure closer to 1 million. Self-destruction is the leading reason for death for souls aged 15 to 29, and for each suicide that ends in death, there are as many as 40 tried suicides.
We lead hectic lifestyles and hardly get time to relax and truly treat our thoughts, which is possibly a cause why mental health problems or underlying difficulties go unassessed.
According to WHO (World Health Organization), suicide is done every 40 secs worldwide. Around 800,000 people die each year due to self-murder. The majority of these happen in developing and undeveloped nations.
These numbers are alarming, thinking that suicide is preventable. Undiagnosed and untreated mental disease is the most significant cause of suicide.
The IASP (International Association for Suicide Prevention) started this day in 2003. The day aims to study and gather data on suicidal action, discover the different causes and why its symptoms go unnoticed and promote sound systems and plans for suicide restriction.
WHO’s worldwide suicide restriction campaign from 1999 was introduced on the initial World Suicide Prevention Day in 2003.
Activities and events on this day include seminars, conferences, and debate gatherings; the use of media for raising awareness; forming new plans for suicide limitation; teaching youngsters on suicide and who to reach out to if required; and establishing support groups.
Many of us know people who have taken their own lives or have lost a family member or friend to suicide. This day is a time to show the importance of life and that there’s always hope, no matter how bad things seem.
Contact your regional suicide prevention organization if you have a friend who’s told you about having suicidal feelings or you’ve seen such a social media post of someone.
World Suicide Prevention Day notes that society requires constant and growing backing for mental health support so that someone fighting with mental health diseases can get the help they need.
50% – rise in suicides among women and girls within 2000 and 2016.
30% – increase in the death rate by suicide in India within 2000 and 2016.
139,000 – the number of Indians who died by suicide in 2019.
1.4 million – the number of suicide attempts in India in 2019.
3.63x – the number of times that males have had greater self-murder rates than females in recent years.
13.93 – the age-adjusted suicide rate per 100,000 people.
93% – the percentage of Indians surveyed who believe suicide can be stopped.
69.38% – the percentage of white men who admitted suicide deaths in 2019.
50.39% – all suicides by firearms.
Reach out to anyone who may require help. It’s generally known that specific behaviors show the chance of suicide. We can all see the caution warnings of suicidal ideation.
Speaking about this problem is an essential initial step in relieving society of mental health problems that should remain private. On this day, organize or visit a committee discussion on how mental health issues raise feelings of suicide.
The day offers many resources for people to know more about the causes of suicide and how to stop them. You will discover endless films, books, and meets online to guide you in the correct direction.