The issue of suicide is affecting several lives and families all over the world today

10th September: World Suicide Prevention Day

 

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) chose the 10th of September every year as the World Suicide Prevention Day in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). The reason for organizing this event is to create awareness that suicide is preventable.

 

The issue of suicide is affecting several lives and families all over the world today. Suicide is most people’s resort when they experience issues that are beyond their control such as loneliness, depression, dejection, mental stress, academic failure, divorce, poverty, drug abuse amongst many others.

 

Suicide has been found to be a major cause of death among different ages ranging from adolescents to teenagers, youths and adults. Youths and teenagers have more tendencies to commit suicide as statistics have shown across the world.

 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) approximately 1 million people die as a result of suicide every year. However, suicide can be prevented by first taking note of the warning signs, giving hope and lending a hand of help to the person who is in that condition.

 

On this World Suicide Prevention Day, Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre urges every individual and societies to work towards the prevention of suicide by first being our brother’s keeper, neglecting no one with suicidal tendencies so we can all live in peace.