Thursday, September 09, 2004

World Suicide Prevention Day

Did you know today is World Suicide Prevention Day?

In the year 2000 an estimated 815,000 people died from suicide around the world representing one death every 40 seconds. Suicide is the 13th leading cause of death worldwide. Among those aged 15-44, self-inflicted injuries are the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and the sixth leading cause of ill health and disability (WHO 1999).

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