Suicide Prevention

Conteúdo atualizado em: 05/09/2022

Creating Hope Through Action

"This is the theme for 2021-2023, it reflects the need for collective, action to address this urgent public health issue. All of us- family members, friends, co-workers, community members, educators, religious leaders, healthcare professionals, political officials and governments- can take action to prevent suicide in the Region." (PAHO/WHO)

ODS3.4 & Suicide Prevention

"Suicide can be prevented, however. Key evidence-based suicide prevention measures include restricting access to means for suicide (e.g. firearms, pesticides, etc.), mental health and alcohol reduction policies, and promoting responsible media reporting on suicide."(PAHO/WHO) 

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Suicide and Covid-19

"Suicides and suicide attempts have a ripple effect that impacts not only individuals, but also families, communities and societies. Associated risk factors for suicide, such as job or financial loss, trauma or abuse, mental and substance use disorders, and barriers to accessing health care, have been further amplified by COVID-19" (PAHO/WHO)

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