UN, EU urge prevention of deaths by suicide

UN, EU urge prevention of deaths by suicide


Health organisations said last week that mental illness is the leading cause of more than one million suicide deaths a year - a number even higher than the combined fatalities from conflicts and natural disasters. Those organisations, which include the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), called on governments to show political resolve in improving health care systems to prevent suicide. Health officials said depression and schizophrenia are the two mos...


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