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The Coronavirus lockdown and the pandemic period has affected an individual's mental health largely. This mental health issue results in different other issues like self-harm and suicide. Many well-known and common people have attempted suicide in this period. It is a crucial preventable matter of premature death which is rooted by distinct psychological, social and cultural risk factors that can be prevented through global disclosures that address these main risk aspects.

According to the 2019 report of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in India, 381 people on average die by suicide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 3000 people on average die by suicide on a daily basis. And for every individual who obtains a suicide, 20 or possibly more tries to end their lives. About 1 million people die using this method of dying. ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ is organized on 10 September each year to encourage global efforts to prevent suicides.

This day first began on 10 September 2003, and now, it is yearly held on September 10 each year. The entire occasion is initiated by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), WHO co-sponsors this occasion with the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).

The theme for the year 2020 is “working together to prevent suicide”. This day provides various government agencies, organizations and people with an opportunity to encourage worldwide attention about suicide, psychological disorders and its prevention. The participants organize conferences, educational seminars and public lectures, psychological, spiritual and cultural events publicizing suicide awareness and prevention. Some of these drives are observed in various nations in the world and sometimes at local-level as well. IASP Cycle Around the Globe program and the candle event, which invites participants to light a candle near a window at 8 pm on, as a symbol of support for prevention of suicide, which is also planned for this year.

A suicidal person can be anywhere in family, between friends or at the workplace. Suicide is never an option and the person who is feeling suicidal can pursue professional help without any hesitation. The help is available on, with their official number 9152987821, in India. And provides each nation's hotline phone numbers for the same. It is important to be a little aware and know the suicide prevention procedures.

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Suicide prevention begins with recognizing the red flags of a suicidal person and understand them particularly. Do each and everything in your capability to get a suicidal person the accurate support. A suicidal person always doesn’t believe they can be protected, so you may have to be assertive at delivering support. Assist the suicidal person to appoint a psychologist, medication facility, or take them to an applicable doctor.

Observe the triggers that possibly lead to a suicidal problem, such as stress from relationships, alcohol or an anniversary of a death. Facilitate some optimistic lifestyle transitions like a healthy diet, proper sleep, exercise and positive surroundings. Continuing all the support over the long journey is similarly important.

Suicide is a miserable trial to escape all the sufferings that have become intolerable to the person. Blinded by the feelings of helplessness, grief, guilt and so on, but there is always hope. It is a matter of a moment, seek help if you feel like doing it, and help others if you are feeling like someone else committing it. You can ‘save a life’, by just being positive and hopeful in the situation.



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