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WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

The theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day is “Suicide Prevention across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Installing Hope.” This year marks the 10th anniversary of this day. Suicide is a major public health problem in the Americas. Some 65,000 lives are lost each year in the Region due to suicide (7.5 deaths per 100,000 population). Many countries, especially those with higher or increasing rates, are devoting special attention to the problem and developing new programs for suicide prevention and control.

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