Suicide Prevention Day: Group Seeks Adequate Funding for Mental Health Workers
1 Trauma Awareness and Resilience (TAR) The initiative called on the government to create an enabling environment and provide appropriate funding for people with mental health.
2 The National Coordinator, Mr. Francis Onyekwuesaid this Saturday in an interview with the press agency of Nigeria in Abuja to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day.
NOPE reports that World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote global action to prevent suicide.
3 The 2022 theme: “Creating Hope Through Action”, reflects the need for collective action to address the pressing public health issue.
4 “All of us – family members, friends, colleagues, community members, educators, religious leaders, health professionals, politicians and governments – can take action to prevent suicide,” he said.
5 Onyekwu also called on businesses nationwide to incorporate the awareness campaign as part of their corporate social responsibility,(CSR).
6 “The general objective of this day is to raise awareness around the world about suicide prevention.
seven Other goals include promoting stakeholder collaboration and empowerment to address self-harm and suicide through preventive actions.
8 “These can be achieved through capacity building of health care providers and other relevant actors, positive and informative messages aimed at the general population,” he said.
9 Onyekwue said those considering or affected by suicide were also encouraged to share their stories and seek professional help.
ten He said, “With the theme, it means all hands need to be on deck to raise awareness about suicide.
“We at TAR Initiative, a NGOcalls on all well-meaning Nigerians to rise to the challenge and be our brother’s keepers.
” Above all, take time for each other, listen to them rather than hear them
“Let’s make our world, our country a better place for everyone,” Onyekwue said.