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September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on September 10, 2021. Key Facts The day is observed annually to highlight several ways by which suicide can be prevented. It was first marked on September 10, 2003, as an initiative by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). IASP ..

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WHO Report: Suicide worldwide in 2019

Suicide worldwide in 2019 report was published by World Health Organization (WHO). Key findings of report Report finds that, reducing global suicide mortality rate by a third is an indicator as well as a target in United Nations-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But world will not be able to reach this target. Only 38 countries ..

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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day every year. The day is observed with an objective to create awareness about the mental health and prevent suicides. The theme for both 2019 and 2020 edition is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and World Health Organisation together observe ..

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Facts Box: Spandan Campaign of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Government recently launched Spandan Campaign. The campaign aimed to contain fratricide and suicide involving police personnel. Highlights Under the campaign, the superintendents of police associated with the Chhattisgarh Government will start a parade in their districts every Friday. After the event, the grievances of the personnel are to be addressed. Also, the campaign ..

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2019 edition of World Mental Health Day (WMHD)

The World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed every year on 10th of October by World Federation for Mental Health to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it. The 2019 theme is “Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention”.

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