One Person Commits Suicide Every 40 Seconds: WHO

THE number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. BY HealthTimes Reporter But the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far too few and governments need to commit to establishing them. “Despite progress, one person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide,” said WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Every death is a…

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#BREAKING: Suicide Cases Reach Alarming Rates In Zim

A total of 129 suicide cases were recorded between the months of January and March 2019 in Zimbabwe, compared to 91 reported in the same period last year, which shows a 42% increases, a Zimbabwe Republic Police official has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere ZRP spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi exclusively told HealthTimes on Friday that the majority of these cases were in the form of hanging. In January 2018 to March 2018, the Zimbabwe Republic Police recorded a total of 94 suicide cases and out of these suicide cases, 74…

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Of Depression And The Rise Of Suicides In Zimbabwean Universities

Depression is increasingly becoming a killer. According to stats, NCDs such as accidents, cancers and even depression have been identified as leading killers globally. By Kudakwashe Pembere Matters of the heart a8re complex and can take a huge toll on a student’s mental faculties. Worse yet if coupled with academic pressures and financial crunches, the impact can be catastrophic. In Zimbabwe , headlines every year are splashed all over of students ending their lives owing to these pressures. Depression and anxiety have become increasingly prevalent in today’s college students, with…

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