Monday, September 8, 2014

Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative

For World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, 2014, the World Health Organization is issuing its first global report on suicide, Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative.

Suicide is a serious global public health problem. More than 800,000 people worldwide die from suicide every year.

Research shows suicides are preventable. Multiple sectors — public and private, health and non-health sectors, such as education, labor, agriculture, business and the media — have a role to play in prevention.

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