WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on 10th September once a year, so to produce worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides; with various activities around the world since 2003.The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) to host World Suicide Prevention Day in 2011. Estimated 40 countries held awareness events to mark the occasion in step with WHOs status. According to Atlas released in 2014, no low-income country reported having a national suicide prevention strategy, while 10% of lower-middle income countries, and almost a third of upper-middle and high-income countries had.
SUICIDE PREVENTION IN PAKISTAN
Mental health may be a subject that an outsized number of individuals all across the world are concerned about. It’s a difficulty needed to be restricted on all grounds, starting with maximum awareness among the overall public. Physiological state could be a grave problem that must be addressed in parallel with or greater than the other reasonably illness. Mental illness has led people to commit actions that will make one’s senses to shatter. It would make our hearts bleed. In recent times, the growing epidemic of suicide rate has needed our large concern. There has been an abnormally substantial increase in suicide rates and that we have bumped into news regarding many popular public figures taking their own lives. On the opposite hand, Pakistanis also handle this dilemma. Indeed, it’s shocking how such an issue is basically ignored in our country. Suicide may be a taboo/mental disease may be a foreign subject. People are ignorant towards it. They do not know how to assist the victims. In fact, the victims are often put to shame, religious shaming and what not, which worsens the circumstances. Suicide prevention hotline, something most countries have an infatuated system and legislation for nowadays. But in Pakistan? It’s an even bigger shame. The stigma of mental state should stop and for this purpose suicide prevention help line service (042-3576999) was inaugurated on 3rd of April 2011. A psychologist will make a counseling session daily to seek out the answers for silent sufferers.