Creating Hope Through Action- World Suicide Prevention Day
This is a presentation by Dr. Masha
This year’s theme of The World Suicide Prevention Day which took place on 10th September was “Creating Hope through Action”. Mental Health has risen to global priority as the psychological implications of social distancing, quarantines, lockdowns, and other restrictions were enhanced by the covid -19 pandemic.
The theme is timely as it urges people to move towards action by creating hope so as to prevent suicides. We are in the YOU, ME, and WE generation where social connectedness is paramount for our mental well being and we all need to invest in our social Capital.
This is the act of intentionally ending one’s life. Other operational definitions include;
Suicidal ideation-constant thoughts or unusual preoccupation with suicide.
Completed suicide- Deliberate and intentional act of self-injury using a method that is intended to result in death.