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Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative

 The World Health Organization released a report Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative. The report aims to:

  • Increase awareness about suicide and suicide attempts—and how they impact public health
  • Make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda
  • Encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies

Suicide is a worldwide public health problem. The report serves as a foundation for the development and implementation of comprehensive suicide prevention strategies worldwide.

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