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.