A memorial walk for the prevention of suicide organized by The Embrace Fund to raise awareness about Suicide and remember those we lost to suicide.
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A march aimed at raising awareness about suicide and remembering those who have succumbed to mental illness is set to take place this weekend, the first such event in Lebanon, where suicide is not just overlooked but is a taboo issue.According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the death rates attributed to self-harm and mental or behavioral disorders in Lebanon were 2.14 per 100,000 people and 1.72 per 100,000 people, respectively, as of 2010 . This means that each year up to 152 Lebanese die from suicide. Embrace Fund is adamant on spreading the word about mental illness, and suicide in particular, in order to start a dialogue, and while few people are expected to attend Sunday, those present will be enough, Nahas said.
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