World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Prevention Day is observed every year on 10 September.


  • Its objective is to spread awareness about mental health among the people and prevent the increasing cases of suicide.
  • According to an estimate by WHO, around the world 7,03,000 suicides occur every year.

  • By raising awareness we can reduce the incidence of suicide around the world.

  • The theme of the year 2022 - 'Creating hope through action' means "Creating hope through action among people".

  • Through this theme, a message has been given that those thinking of committing suicide should not give up their hope in any way.


Background :

  • The day was started in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization.

  • This day is sponsored by the World Federation for Mental Health and World Health Organization.

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