This World Health Organization statement was recently highlighted during the World Mental Health Day commemoration.
The World Mental Health Day falls on October 10 every year.
For 2019, the theme was ‘focus on suicide prevention’. This year, a call for “40 seconds of action” is made to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.
Speaking at the event in Port Moresby, Dame Carol Kidu said the significance of suicide as a global public health problem is often not recognised.