Mental Health Day: Experts speak on why suicide is rampant and how to prevent it
10, Oct 2019, 4:59 PM IST
Today is World Mental Health Day and understanding that mental health is as important as physical health is vital for living a happy, peaceful life. Each year around 8 lakh people are committing suicide and one person dies every 40 seconds due to suicide. If there is one death, at least 20 people attempt to commit suicide. It is not only the responsibility of doctors and mental health experts to prevent this condition, but also of the society and people. They should break the stigma and be aware of these things, say experts. Suicides being one of the major consequences of mental health problems, expert psychiatrists explain why people commit suicide and give tips to prevent such a situation.