Mexico.- The World Health Organization (WHO) considers suicide a serious public health problem and notes that the effects on families, friends and society are complex and endure long after the loss of a loved one.
Among the causes that cause it are indicated various biological, psychological, social, environmental and cultural factors, according to data provided at press conference by Luis Javier Florian Guillen, clinical psychologist attached to this delegation.
Who stressed that in order to reduce suicide rates on 10 September, «World Suicide Prevention Day», commitments and practical measures to prevent them are encouraged.
Suicide is considered a preventable act, unipolar depressive disorder is one of the causal conditions of disability and mortality, in addition to being placed in the third leading place in the world, according to the World Health Organization ( WHO)
According to Florian Guillen, eight out of 10 suicides can be prevented, so it is recommended to detect risk factors such as unemployment, neglect, family instability, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, alcoholism and drug use.
It is important to note that in order to make timely and appropriate treatment, the physical and mental health of the patient should be evaluated to determine what might be the cause of suicidal thoughts, but usually psychotherapy, support and family education, emotional management, a healthy plan and lifestyle and treatment for addictions if they do, can be alternatives in the recovery of the affected.
According to the (WHO), it has defined suicide as the deliberate act of taking his own life; this fact is considered serious and harmful both to the individual who commits it, and its context, due to the destructive intent.
IMSS addresses the main mental pathologies of this health problem through its hospital network, and thus ensures timely care for its patients who require it.