Monday, September 11, 2006

World Suicide Prevention Day, Statistics, News, Crisis Centers

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INTERNATIONAL (WORLD) SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

The International Association for Suicide Prevention holds, in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), a World Suicide Prevention Day. Throughout the world, conferences, walks, lectures, fund-raisers and consciousness-raising and other awareness events are being held not only on September 10, 2006 but throughout the month of September.

The WHO reports that:

In the year 2000, approximately one million people died from suicide: a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds.

In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 years (both sexes); these figures do not include suicide attempts up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicide.

Suicide worldwide is estimated to represent 1.8% of the total global burden of disease in 1998, and 2.4% in countries with market and former socialist economies in 2020.

Although traditionally suicide rates have been highest among the male elderly, rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of countries, in both developed and developing countries.

Mental disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide; however, suicide results from many complex sociocultural factors and is more likely to occur particularly during periods of socioeconomic, family and individual crisis situations (e.g. loss of a loved one, employment, honour).

Browse this directory to see suicide statistics, listed by country.

What can one do to help?

  1. Take any threat of suicide seriously.
  2. Find support resources in helping someone who is suicidal.
  3. Offer gentle, caring support to a person contemplating suicide and remember to follow up. Sometimes despairing feeling abate when talking with a loved one, but re-appear after the caring friend or family member is away.
  4. Encourage the loved one to call a crisis center.
  5. Show your loved one The Friendship Letter.
  6. Support local crisis, distress or suicide prevention centers through volunteering or making a donation. These groups usually run on a shoe-string budget.
  7. Encourage local, state or provincial, and national governments to take initiative in developing a suicide prevention strategy.
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