Yellow September: Suicide Prevention Month

Almost 100% of suicide cases are associated with some mental or emotional disorder, such as depression. Learn more

The 10th of September is officially celebrated as ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’. This month is remembered for an initiative known as ‘Yellow September’, the largest campaign to combat stigma worldwide, which raises awareness and prevention on the subject of suicide.

Why should we talk about this:

This is a reality that impacts every society, affecting individuals of different origins, sexes, cultures, social classes and ages.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), per year, there are more deaths from suicide than from diseases such as HIV, malaria, breast cancer, wars and homicides.
Among young people aged 15 to 29, suicide was the 4th leading cause of death, behind only traffic accidents, tuberculosis and interpersonal violence.
The latest survey carried out by the WHO, in 2019, points to more than 700,000 suicides worldwide, not counting underreported episodes, which brings this estimate to more than 1 million.

Depression is one of the reasons:

Almost 100% of suicide cases are associated with some mental or emotional disorder, such as depression.

Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people are affected by conditions related to mental health. According to the WHO, more than 320 million suffer from depression.
Furthermore, the global prevalence of depression and anxiety increased by 25% at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Young people and women were the hardest hit.

Fight depression:

We know that any activity, such as practising a hobby or getting in touch with nature, can have a positive impact and perhaps even turn around negative feelings. Here at the Universal Church, we value the treatments and efforts of professionals to help people facing such a challenge, but we also believe in the spiritual support and in the power of the Word of God in helping one to get back on track. We offer daily sessions and meetings that will help keep people’s minds on something positive and reinvigorating. We will never turn you away, and there will always be someone to talk to. Do not hesitate to seek help if you are having suicidal thoughts, because there is a way out. The light is stronger than the darkness.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

We believe that faith can change our minds in such way that one may overcome any issue for good physically, mentally and spiritually, “For everything is possible for those who believe…”

Join us on one of services or get in touch to talk with someone that will listen to you, give spiritual advice and pray for you.

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