Why is World Suicide Prevention Day celebrated?World Suicide Prevention Day: World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed every year on 10 September to create awareness about ways to prevent suicide. Before it’s too late, the goal is to shed light on the issues, hoping to reach those who are struggling. Loss of jobs, loss of loved ones and loneliness have made people anxious, depressed and vulnerable during the pandemic. Due to which many people are standing facing this wrong path i.e. suicide. The best way to prevent suicide is to recognize the warning signs and respond to this type of crisis.
History of World Suicide Prevention Day
Celebrating this day was started on 10 September 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) together to give a very important message ‘Suicides can be prevented’.
The first year of celebrating this day was successful, so in 2004, WHO formally agreed to co-sponsor the event again, making it an annual recognized day. IASP organizes hundreds of events in more than 60 countries to celebrate this day every year.
Theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2021
The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 is “Building Hope through Action”, which promises a collective initiative towards suicide prevention.
importance of this day
This day is celebrated every year with the aim of creating awareness among the people to avoid suicide and to prevent it at any cost. Volunteers should discuss ways to prevent suicide with the victims, so that the despair they have about life is reduced.
Common factors of suicide
The most common of this long list are factors that cause disabling physical and especially mental health, such as depression. In addition, there are interrelated factors, ranging from irritability to financial conditions, to aggression, to the experience of exploitation and abuse, that can fuel feelings of pain and hopelessness that lead to suicide. Suicide prevention and strategies designed to combat this are usually Emphasizes public awareness of suicidal behavior.