World Suicide Prevention Day

Globally, each year around 800,000 lives are lost due to suicides. The recent statistics from Nepal Police shows 5,346 suicide cases were reported over the fiscal year 2017/18. To raise awareness and global commitment to prevent suicide, World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September every year.

With a collective effort from the concerned stakeholders, the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of Government of Nepal organised a rally programme highlighting this year’s slogan “Working Together to Prevent Suicide.”