World Mental Health Day Focuses On Suicide Prevention This Year

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World Mental Health is observed on October 10 every year. The theme for this year is Suicide Prevention. The WHO has released clips to help prevent suicide.

Written By Divyam Jain | Mumbai | Updated On:
World Mental Health Day focuses on suicide prevention this year

World Mental Health is observed on October 10 every year, it is observed to make people aware about mental health issues across the world and garner support for mental health. The theme of this year is 'Suicide Prevention.'

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Every 40 seconds someone loses their life to suicide

As per the World Health Organisation, every 40 seconds someone loses their life to suicide. Suicide is amongst the main causes of death for people who are aged between 15 to 29 as per the World Health Organization. WHO has released an array of videos on social media to shed light on the methods which health workers, rescue workers, teachers and employers can use to prevent suicide.


The day was first observed in 1992 and had no theme. 1994 onwards, the theme for World Mental Health Day was introduced and the first theme was 'Improving the Quality of Mental Health' services throughout the World. World Mental Health Day is supported by the World Health Organisation.

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Notable people issue statements

UN chief Antonio Guterres makes a statement on World Mental Health Day-

The former 27th Prime Minister of Australia too observed World Mental Health Day-  

(With inputs from agencies)

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