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World Suicide Prevention Day
Awareness Campaign
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: International Association for Suicide Prevention

Date and Time

Tue Sep 10, 2013 (This event is over)


Event Description

World Suicide Prevention Day is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), a global association of academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors from over 50 countries who are devoted to preventing suicidal behavior and alleviating its effects.

The World Health Organization reports that approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. According to the WHO and the latest Burden of Disease Estimation, suicide is a major public health problem in highincome countries and is an emerging problem in low- and middleincome countries.. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined.

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