Suicide prevention day
Suicide prevention day falls on 10 th of September every year.Like all international days, it reminds us of the problem & stirs us to think
about what action can be taken. According to WHO data, the age standardized suicide rate in India is 16.4 per 100,000 for women (6th
highest in the world) and 25.8 for men (ranking 22nd). Puducherry reported the highest suicide rate at 36.8 per 100,000 people, followed
by Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as per study in 2018. Of these estimates are 50% to 70 % could be prevented.
How can we prevent it?
Creating awareness of the problems and the treatment.
Sensitization of public to this problem creating and environment of openness to discussion. Acceptance of this mental condition by public at large. Awareness session in schools and colleges. Also on social media platforms.
Early identification of psychiatric problems especially depression.
Government Decriminalises Suicide, Notifies New Law As per the Act, the government will have the duty to provide care, treatment and rehabilitation to the person, who attempts suicide and has severe stress, to reduce the risk of recurrence of attempt to commit suicide.