World Suicide Prevention Day 2022: World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated around the world on 10 September every year in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) with the aim of spreading awareness about preventing the increasing suicides around the world. According to the WHO, about eight lakh people end their lives every year due to suicide. Out of these, most of the cases of suicide are reported in the age group of 15 to 29 years. In which most of the suicide cases are seen in underdeveloped and developing countries.
History of World Suicide Prevention Day
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) started celebrating World Suicide Prevention Day in the year 2003. This day is sponsored by the World Federation for Mental Health and World Health Organization. The first year of celebrating World Suicide Prevention Day was successful. For this reason, in the year 2004, the WHO formally agreed to co-sponsor the event again. Due to which this day became an annual recognized day.
Objective of celebrating World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated with the aim of spreading awareness among people to avoid committing suicide and to prevent it in any way. The reason for celebrating this day is to research, spread awareness and collect data on the behavior of the person who committed suicide.
Theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2022
This year i.e. for the year 2022 the theme of World Suicide Prevention Day has been set as ‘Creating hope through action’ i.e. “Creating hope among people through your work”. The programs to be organized on this day will be based on this theme. Through this theme, the World Health Organization wants to give a message that those thinking of committing suicide should not give up their hope in any way.