World Suicide Prevention Day
Today (10th September 2012) is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a day to reflect on the tragedies that have been and a day to celebrate what steps are being taken towards a brighter future for those who face the darkest times….
-Read more from our friends at MentalHealthy
As of 2011, an estimated one million people per year die by suicide or “a death every 40 seconds or about 3,000 every day.” According to WHO there are twenty people who have a failed suicide attempt for every one that is successful, at a rate approximately one every three seconds.
Suicide is the “most common cause of death for people aged 15 – 24.”
More people die from suicide than from murder and war; it is the 13th leading cause of death worldwide.
According to WHO, suicide accounts for nearly half of all violent deaths in the world.Brian Mishara, IASP president, noted that, “more people kill themselves than die in all wars, terrorist acts and interpersonal violence combined.” The number of people who die by suicide is expected to reach 1.5 million per year by 2020.
Suicide Prevention day on Wikipedia