Raising awareness to help suicide prevention is so important, especially right now. The uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 has caused an increase in depression, anxiety and hopelessness about the future.
Three of the leading factors that contribute to suicide are:
Suicide is the 10th biggest cause of death worldwide.
The World Health Organization estimates that one person dies of suicide every 40 seconds.
Trinidad and Tobago has the 3rd highest suicide rate in the Caribbean.
79% of suicides in Trinidad and Tobago are a result of domestic issues.
(Source Dr. Katija Khan, former president of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists)
If you think someone in your life is suicidal, please take them seriously.