Commentary: Global suicide prevention – Caribbean News Now

Melissa Martin is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist. She resides in the US.

By Melissa Martin, Ph.D

September is the month to learn more about how to prevent suicide. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

The following observances are recognized: Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month; September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day; and September 10-16 is National Suicide Prevention Week.

“Suicidal behavior is universal, knows no boundaries so it affects everyone…Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is…

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