Web Desk (September 10, 2018): World suicide prevention day is being observed worldwide including Pakistan today. Number of suicides across the World annually are 8,00,000, while in Pakistan, almost 6000 people commit suicide every year.
Suicide is currently the greatest challenge for rulers, economists, psychologists and sociologists, and how to control this rising toll.The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.This year’s theme for WSPD is working together to prevent suicide.
Suicide is also the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds all over the world. It is imperative that each one of us do our bit to raise awareness not only on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day, but throughout the year.It is important that the topic of mental illness be brought into the mainstream companies, schools, colleges and other institutions so that we are able to collectively create a group for those who suffer in silence.