World Suicide Prevention Day

world suicide prevention day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Light a Candle near a window at 8pm today to show your support

Suicide is a major public health problem. The psychological pain that leads each of these individuals to take their lives is unimaginable. Their deaths leave families and friends bereft, and often have a major ripple effect on communities.

Every year, over 800,000 almost people die from suicide; this roughly corresponds to one death every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined.

Mental disorders (particularly depression and alcohol use disorders) are a major risk factor for suicide in Europe and North America; however,
in Asian countries impulsiveness plays an important role. Suicide is complex with psychological, social, biological, cultural and environmental factors involved……(information source IASP).

10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day and there’s a worldwide candle lighting activity happening at 8pm.

Guitarmonk Social suggests you to light a candle near a window at 8pm to show your support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one and for the survivors of suicide.

If you have any experience to share, please post below

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