Let’s do our part to stop suicide attempts

 Urgent action is needed to stop suicide attempts because sui­cide poses major public health risks and have long-lasting social, emotional, mental, physical, and economic effects.

Suicide refers to taking one’s own life. People may use it as a means of escaping pain or misery.

Research indicates that for those aged 10 to 34, suicide is the second most common cause of death, and for those aged 35 to 54, it is the fourth most common.

In light of this, immediate action is needed to guarantee that suicide mortality rates are lowered.

This September, as the world observes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, The Spectator wishes to appeal to all individuals and organisations across the nation to raise awareness of the issue of suicide and promote its prevention.

Last Sunday, was World Suicide Prevention Day. The theme was “Creating Hope Through Action.”

The rate of suicide attempts is disturbing. Now children are includ­ed in addition to the teens. There is an urgent need to address suicide.

Suicide can be linked to a high unemployment rate that creates fi­nancial difficulties, poverty, neglect, and major health issues.

Due to the high divorce rate in society today, marital dissolution could possibly be linked to suicide.

A number of mental health issues, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and emotional stress, have been linked to a higher risk of suicide. According to research, 46 percent of suicide victims had a diagnosable mental health issue.

The Spectator urges all to come onboard to address this issue as suicidal thoughts can afflict every­one, regardless of age, gender, or background.

Governmental and non-govern­mental organisations must strength­en their support systems, particular­ly for people who have attempted suicide, in order to prevent future occurrence.

A woman who had tried suicide described how she had suicidal thoughts and believed that was her only option. She suggested that there should be separate rooms for doctors sharing consulting rooms as patients do not feel comfortable discussing problems while visiting the hospital.

To help families manage people who are at danger of suicidal be­haviours, healthcare officials should educate the public on coping and problem-solving techniques.

Another crucial area that re­quires attention from policymakers is the improvement of access to and delivery of suicide care.

Individuals who display violent behaviour, mood swings, increased alcohol and drug use, and with­drawal from friends, family, and the community must be recognised and given support by their families and communities.

Some families have lost loved ones to suicide. No one is safe, that is why we need to raise awareness, advocate for alternatives to suicidal acts, and provide support for those who survived.

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