According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 3000 people commit suicide daily , which in other words is deciphered as “a person every 40 seconds,” data that have been popularized since the 10th of September will be held on “World Day for suicide prevention.”
During a press conference in Geneva, Shekhar Saxena, director of the Department of Mental Health of the UN, said the suicides cause more deaths each year than the same wars, conflicts and killings together, exposing the extent of this form of self-destruction.
Saxena said that the public generally is not aware of the seriousness of this problem, which means one million deaths a year, because this type of death usually hiding for fear of social stigma.
Saxena said that: economic problems, family disintegration and alcoholism are some of the factors that incline people to end their lives.
Similarly, Dr. Saxena, highlights the alarm at WHO, due to the increase in the number of suicides committed by young people aged between 15 and 25, making suicide one of the leading causes of death and disability in this age group.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the countries with the highest rates of annual suicides are countries located in Eastern Europe, India, China and Sri Lanka.
By Rainforest Radio