This year, the WHO selects the topic of suicide prevention as a focus on October 10, marking World Mental Health Day 2019.`
Efforts are being made to raise awareness of suicide globally and the role that every person can play in preventing it.
Through the motto "40 Seconds of Action", people are called to be concerned about suicide. To be informed of what can be done to prevent suicide. To reduce the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness. Let's show people at a difficult time that they are not alone.
Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. People of all ages and all over the world are affected. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds. Previous suicide attempt is an important risk factor.
NCPHA joins the WHO's World Mental Health Day campaign. Press Conference on Suicide Prevention Day will be held on October 10, 2019 at the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA).
You can find out more information about WHO suicide prevention materials here.