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World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

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The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2022, “Creating hope through action,” reflects the need for collective, action to address this urgent public health issue. All of us- family members, friends, co-workers, community members, educators, religious leaders, healthcare professionals, political officials and governments- can take action to prevent suicide in the Region. The overall goal of this day is to raise awareness about suicide prevention worldwide by promoting stakeholder collaboration and self-empowerment to address self-harm and suicide through preventative action.

In leadership of Epidemiology & Disease Control Division, MoHP, together with various organisations, CMC-Nepal actively participated in the rally that was organised starting from Mental Hospital, Jawalakhel – Mangalbazar-Mental Hospital.

Due to government holiday, CMC-Nepal had to cancel planned acitivities to mark this day. However, in Siraha & Jajarkot, our team could carry the planned acitivity.

Siraha

In chairmanship of Deputy Mayor in Dhangadhimai municipality of Siraha district, a municipal level interaction program was celebrated by organising an interaction program in presence of representatives of the Women’s Development Branch, school teachers and family members of those who committed suicide and leading women, men and children were present. In this Program, 18 males, 32 Females, 4 boys & 5 girls were presented.

Likewise, in Anarma Rural Municipality, an interaction program was organised where 66 participants were actively participated.

Jajarkot

Organised by District Police and in cooperation of District Public Health Office & CMC-Nepal, a rally was organised to mark this day. The chairmanship from District Police Chief and participation from Chief District office, Chief- District Police, government lawyers, Chief- DPHO, and other Government & Non- Government organisations, local body Representatives, Media personnels, District Red Cross Society members, School teachers, and local community made the program more interactive. Almost 250 to 300 participants were present in the program

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