Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) Nepal organized the World Suicide Prevention Day amidst various stage programs in Beldangi-II, Monday. The organization is one of the UNHCR’s implementing partners.
Addressing the program, the TPO Nepal Project Director, Saligram Bhattarai, explained the importance of suicide prevention day.
He said, “Such programs will raise awareness around the globe. We will have at least one day allotted to inform people that suicide can be prevented.”
According to Bhattarai, disseminating suicide related information, improving education and trainings, and decreasing stigmatization are important tasks of such an endeavor.
“To increase effectiveness in preventing suicide, it is necessary to direct our efforts not only towards reducing its factors but also towards strengthening protective factors.”
Meanwhile, UNHCR’s Damak Chief, Sajal Gupta, expressed his worries on suicidal thoughts bit common in camps, and requested every individual to search for alternative solutions.
Field Director of CARITAS Nepal, Fr. P.S. Amalraj, Inspector of Armed Police Force (APF) Bijay Hamal, and Camp Secretary D.B. Subba were other speakers during the program, which also saw various cultural events.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about one million people around the world commit suicide every year.