The 10th of September is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day all around the world. Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. In Bangladesh, suicides claimed 14,436 lives between March last year and February 2021, compared to the 8,462 COVID-19-related deaths during that time. During this time, the number of suicides was seen to be about 45% higher than the previous 12-month period, according to the youth group. Among them, 49% of suicide victims were between the ages of 20 and 35, and 57% were women. (as reported by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics). Therefore, we need to understand the issue, and implement effective and evidence-based interventions to prevent suicide and suicide attempts.
The Students Counselling and Guidance Office has been addressing mental health issues since its inception. On the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day 2021, the Students Counselling and Guidance Office, DU is going to arrange a webinar for students and faculty members of DU on 9 September, Thursday from 7 to 9 pm.
You may join by using the following link.
Topic: Live your Life
Facilitator: Professor Dr. Mahjabeen Haque
Time: Sep 9, 2021, 07:00 PM Astana, Dhaka
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Meeting ID: 624 8109 4631