The World Suicide Prevention Day is marked on September 10th. Every year groups and societies across the globe come together to raise consciousness about how we can build a future where less people die from suicide.
Each year has a new theme and focus to bring a particular aspect of suicide prevention to light.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention has associated with the World Federation of Mental Health and the World Health Organization to coordinate the first-ever Global Suicide Prevention Day 2003. Several countries around the world have joined them in this endeavour since then, in 2011, roughly 40 countries organised awareness activities to mark this occasion.
Nearly 40 countries held various activities on this day in 2011 to raise awareness. Researches also shown a higher suicide risk for mental conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, OCD, anxiety disorder, and insomnia.
There are many reasons that may make a person to this decision, but there may also be one powerful reason to keep them from putting an end to the magic of life. All one has to remember is the suffering that they will leave behind for their loved ones, and that the sun still rises high after a dark night.
Importance of the day
More than 6,800 people died of suicide in 2018, in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. One tragedy is any life lost to suicide. Although we know it’s preventable suicide, it’s not unavoidable. But it’s also heavily stigmatised not being all right. And policymakers should make even more efforts to avoid suicide, more aggressive ones.