World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated each year on 10th of September through different event around the world. The motto for this year is “Take a minute, change a life”.
According to WHO report more than 800,000 people die by suicide every year. While this estimated figure is in contradiction with the actual figure because in the most Islamic countries Stigma surrounding suicide leads to not report, and there isn’t accurate data collection methods to register suicide figures.
Main cause of suicide are: psychosocial problems specially depression, harmful using alcohol and addicted drugs , individual and family conflict, Sexual Discrimination, Gender based, violence and violence against women etc.
Medica Afghanistan took active participation in the celebration of World Suicide Prevention Day by providing awareness rising regarding prevention of suicide and depression for ( 105) beneficiaries and staffs of five women protection centers at Kabul , Herat and Mazar, in addition MA provided awareness rising for( 35) teachers of Lincoln Learning center.