World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th

An awareness day observed on 10th September every year in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicide. In many developed countries suicide can be either the 2nd Or 3rd leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults.

It is the 13th leading cause of death worldwide of people of all ages. This can be termed as a major public health problem in many countries and accounts for nearly 3% of all world deaths. As we can say that it is influenced by psychological, cultural and environmental risk factors. The impact of suicide can be devastating for all concerned.

According to a recent study by the CDC, the suicide rate doubled for teen girls and increased by 30% for teen boys between 2007to 2015. The prevalence in popular media and the spread of suicide and self harm challenges such as ‘the blue whale game’ in the past young people are increasingly being exposed to the suicide.

The social media platforms and others online communities have been involved in an increasing numbers of suicide in teenagers. Recently due to pubs banned in India many teenagers lost their lives and this is because they are very much into then which leads them to a wrong path.

Social media is both good and bad for the teenagers but how or what things they are getting from this, it matters a lot. This needs to be stopped now. The government needs to recognize the cause of suicide and protect mostly those  who are vulnerable. On a global scale research and health Organization can identify global trends and encourage the sharing of information in effective prevention activities.

So let’s come forward every year on 10th September to create awareness among the people and to make then understand the need of raising awareness about suicide prevention. A small step together can make a change . There are so many reasons to be alive and joyful but sometimes people need a reminder that even though life can be difficult , it will get better again. So, let us move forward and help each other in generating awareness regarding SUCIDE.

A small help can save someone’s life.

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