The College of Mental Health Counseling is committed to providing information to promote the mental well-being of individuals in all sectors of society.
Now as never before in human history, society is facing the decline of mental well-being as seen in the increase of depression, suicide, family breakdown, addiction and mental distress.
The following is from befrienders.org:
“The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds.
The WHO reports that:
•In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female). Suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides.
•Although suicide rates have traditionally been highest amongst elderly males, rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of all countries.
•Mental health disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide.
•However, suicide results from many complex sociocultural factors and is more likely to occur during periods of socioeconomic, family and individual crisis (e.g. loss of a loved one, unemployment, sexual orientation, difficulties with developing one's identity, disassociation from one's community or other social/belief group, and honour).”
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