512 People committed suicide in Tharparkar within 5 years

Around seven million people commit suicide every year in the world; suicides are committed every 40 seconds.

35 percent of the world’s population suffers from mental health problems, which is the main cause behind ending the life – Seminar  

Mithi, Tharparkar

Some 512 people have ended their life by committing suicide in Sindh’s desert district Tharparkar in five years from 2017 to October 2021.

This was disclosed at a seminar on ‘Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Psychological Problems’ held here. “The main cause of committing suicide is the mental disorder,” the speakers said.

Sharing the data, the speakers said that 35 percent of the world’s population suffers from mental health problems and around seven million people commit suicide every year. “Suicides are committed every 40 seconds.”

“On an average 30,000 people in Pakistan have commit suicide within a few years,” they said.

Seminar on Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Psychological Problems was jointly organized by District Administration Tharparkar, Pakistan Rangers, Thar Foundation, Health Department, Dow University and Sindh Mental Authority.

The purpose of conducting seminars is to help people with mental health and suicide prevention.

Suicides-Mithi-Seminar-Sindh-Courier-1Speakers said that the incidence of suicide can be reduced by promoting mental health and said that life is a great blessing of God Almighty and to live a full life in this world.

“It is important to create the mindset that they should not end their precious lives by committing suicide, the speakers added. “We have to refer to the lessons of Islamic regarding the suicide.”

Suicides-Mithi-Seminar-Sindh-Courier-2Sector Commander Thar Rangers Umair Khidr, Wing Commander Col. Muhammad Zahid, Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar Muhammad Nawaz Sohoo, SSP Tharparkar Sardar Hassan Niazi, GM Thar Foundation Naseer Memon, Dr. Shahnawaz Dal of People’s University Nawabshah, Psychology  Department of Sindh University Jamshoro. Assistant Professor Shiraz Sheikh, District Health Officer Dr. Gordhan Das, Mufti Muhammad Adam Samejoo, Pandit, Civil Society, Additional Director Social Welfare Abid Channa, Deputy Director Mulji Mall, PPP Ladies Wing officials, nursing school students, school Students, journalists and people from all walks of life attended in large numbers. (PR)


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