Talking about suicide could help reduce it: WHO

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World Suicide Prevention Day

A successful suicide is completed every 40 seconds of every day, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

To raise public awareness of the very serious issue of suicide, and to encourage policymakers to do something about it, the World Health Organization observes World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th of September.

This year's theme is “Suicide prevention across the globe: strengthening protective factors and instilling hope”.

Dr. Shekhar Saxena of the World Health Organization spoke to Gerry Adams about why suicide happens and what can be done to prevent it.

Duration: 2’37″

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