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September 10 , The World suicide prevention day

According to the world health organization report, per 40 seconds a person in the world commits suicide
September 10 , The World suicide prevention day
According to the world health organization report, per 40 seconds a person in the world commits suicide

Most suicides belong to China and Russia. Approximately 20to 60 million people world Heaith Organization wide commit suicide yearly but only one million succeed.

Every year on September tenth, which is "world Suicide Prevention Day" , in order to increase awareness, provide preventive measures and decrease the rate of suicide victims around the world, a special ceremony is held in different countries.

Holding and having "World Suicide Prevention Day" ceremony give the chance to organizations, agencies and individuals to raise awareness about suicide, mental illnesses associated with suicide and suicide prevention.

Dr.Vahid Iravani, who is a psychiatrist, about sucicides that are committed in Iran declared: Due to the fact that suicide is considered a sin in our country, families are reluctant  to bring up such cases and accurate statistics were not released on this regard but the numbers of suicides in deprived provinces are more.

Dr.Iravani called suicide an anti-social phenomenon and mentioned that suicide is considered one of the most important issues in mental health and several factors such as psychological, genetic, cultural, social and economical factors play a role in suicide commitment.

He continued: most suicides are the result of psychological pressures and mostly show the potentially of mood disorders in the person, and along with psychological problems caused by depression, factors such as excessive use of alcohol and drugs can also  cause suicide.

Dr.Iravani said: some issues that can decrease suicide rate are providing public awareness about mental health, identifying symptoms of depression and breaking the taboo of visiting psychiatrists. Suicidal thoughts have been seen among patients but fortunately the religious ideologies and values of the society have caused a lot of people to avoid committing suicide.

Dr.Iravani told: schizophrenia patients, patients with depression, patients with bipolar disorders or borderlines or borderline personality are those who have committed suicide more. Also , availability  of materials that facilitate such as some drugs, rice tablets are other factors that increase suicide motivation and authorities should have more control over it .

 

 

Sep 20, 2015 16:32
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