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Commemoration of World Mental Health Day 2019

Ministry of Health and Child Care joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October 2019 under the theme “Preventing Suicide”.

The day was commemorated in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention which is observed annually on the 10th of September.


Key facts on Suicide

Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year. For every suicide there are many more people who attempt suicide every year. A prior suicide attempt is the single most important risk factor for suicide in the general population. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds. 79% of global suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. Ingestion of pesticide, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally.


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