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Beware of Depression, a Risk Factor for Suicide, WHO Raises Alarm

Beware of Depression, a Risk Factor for Suicide, WHO Raises Alarm

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The World Health Organisation has advised the public to support persons showing signs of depression by encouraging and talking to them to seek help to prevent them from attempting suicide. WHO says that for individuals with severe depression, it was common to think about suicide and they need support and encouragement from people around them to enable them to heal at that moment. On its Twitter Handle @WHO on Saturday, the organisation expressed concerned about recent reports on cases of suicide that indicated that someone, somewhere in the world, dies by suicide in every 40 seconds. The global organisation, therefore, urged the public to offer immediate support to persons around them who had previously tried to take their own lives, persons with depression, an alcohol or drug add...