A Memorial Walk for suicide prevention on Beirut s Corniche. (The Daily Star/Embrace, HO)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
In the past five months alone, 100 suicides have been recorded in Lebanon, surpassing the highest-recorded number of suicides since 2009, a year when 112 cases were documented. On average, one person dies by suicide every three days and there is one attempted suicide every six hours in Lebanon, according to a recent report by the Internal Security Forces. Initiatives reached a national level in September 2017, when the Health Ministry and Beirut-based NGO Embrace Fund established the first-ever helpline for suicide prevention in Lebanon.According to Embrace, suicide helplines decrease the risk of suicide by 36 to 57 percent.The statistics released by the ISF show 16 percent of students aged 12-14 had seriously considered committing suicide and men are twice as likely to die from suicide in Lebanon.
Reserve service looms for more Syrian men
Local initiatives help fight bullying in Egypt’s schools
U.N., Palestinians launch aid appeal after funding cuts
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE