Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September
In the year 2000 a study revealed that roughly 1 million people worldwide committed suicide i.e about 1 death every 40seconds.A more recent study revealed that suicide attempts have increased by 60% in the last 45 years.
These facts bring to light the seriousness of the situation. We cant possibly turn a blind eye to the reasons causing people to take such a drastic step. 10th September “Suicide Prevention Day” is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior and providing a forum for health in professionals, crisis workers, suicide survivors and other people one way or the other.
Suicide is among the top three causes of death in the age group of 15 to 45 years.We lose people from the most productive stages of life all because they could not deal with their depression and overcome their problems. The main causes for suicides are depression, illness as well as substance abuse accounting for 90% of the suicides.Sangath has been working extensively in the area of depression treatments over the years.