Observing World Suicide Prevention Day | Download Your Free Booklet: Awareness and Suicide Prevention in Egypt

September 9, 2023

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10th each year. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about suicide, promoting mental health, and providing support for individuals who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts or facing mental health challenges. Observing World Suicide Prevention Day is a reminder of the importance of mental health support and community efforts to help those in need. 

Worldwide, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-29-year-old category. A suicide case occurs in the world every 40 seconds, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) released at the end of 2019; more than half of suicides are committed by people under 45 years old, as well as between 15 and 29 years old.

The most common causes of suicide in Egypt are social factors such as bullying, violence and family breakdown. According to the study, bullying can be a major contributor, especially due to its spread on social networking sites, which can expose victims to psychological pressures and loss of self-confidence, leading them to commit suicide to alleviate this psychological fatigue. Family disintegration and domestic violence, especially when raising children, can also be factors that contribute to youth suicide.

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More than 50% of people who committed suicide suffered from depression, making that the biggest predisposing factor. Situations of separation, divorce, recent loss, loneliness, unemployment, recent change or loss of work, school or work pressures and problems, serious or chronic illness, drug and alcohol addiction can effectively result in a negative response and lead to suicide.

When helped in time, people can understand that there are other ways to resolve their issues and that there will always be people willing to support and help.

And because it’s crucial to continue supporting mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts throughout the year, not just on this designated day, Women of Brazil in collaboration with Women of Egypt created the booklet Awareness and Suicide Prevention in Egypt.

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