- The goal of World Suicide Prevention Day 2023 is to increase public awareness of both victims and their families.
- The two main causes of teen suicide in India are relationship problems and academic failure.
- The suicide hotline found that whereas women tend to be emotive and cry and talk about their difficulties, 70% of men call in suicidal.
The goal of World Suicide Prevention Day 2023 is to increase public awareness of the devastating effects that suicide has on both victims and their families. This day is observed under the direction of the World Health Organization (WHO), which seeks to prevent and lessen suicide globally.
The day’s schedule of events includes campaigns, educational seminars, lectures, and activities that support suicide prevention. The goal is to lessen suicides globally and offer assistance to people who are impacted by it.
World Suicide Prevention Day
Suicide prevention helpline 1Life provided a list of factors that contribute to suicide among Indians on World Suicide Prevention Day. According to data from 1Life, the two main causes of teen suicide in India are relationship problems and academic failure.
The majority of the 22,674 calls that 1Life volunteers received between September 2022 and August 2023 came from students and young people who were struggling with financial difficulties, relationship problems, academic failure, and lack of suitable work.
According to K. Rebecca Maria, a counseling psychologist at 1Life, who remarked on the findings, many children in India do not feel comfortable talking about their concerns with their immediate family. Averaging 25 to 30 calls each day, the helpline received calls in 15 languages and from 28 Indian states.
According to statistics, 65% of people between the ages of 15 and 25 reported feeling suicidal as a result of relationships, failures, parental expectations, and academic stress.
About 50% of respondents between the ages of 25 and 40 reported experiencing loneliness, despair, and troubles with their relationships, lack of professional advancement, and lack of confidence.
40% of callers between the ages of 40 and 50 reported having issues with their finances, their families, their genetic makeup, and their clinical histories.
The suicide hotline found that whereas women tend to be emotive and cry and talk about their difficulties, 70% of men call in suicidal.