Suicide- simply means” Self –Murder.”
Firstly we need to understand one very important fact about suicide-
About 95% of the persons who commit or attempts suicide have a diagnosis of any mental disorder.
How to reduce suicide-
- Promotion of awareness about suicide, which is a public health problem and most importantly preventable.
- Development of strategy to reduce stigma associated with mental illnesses and suicide as well.
- Development of broad based support for suicide prevention.
- Improvement of access to mental health services.
- Improvement of portrayals of suicide, substance use and mental illness in the movies and social media.