Building Awareness of Mental Health and Reducing Risks

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Suicide and Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) supports the World Federation for Mental Health's World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2006, which focuses this year on 'Building Awareness - Reducing Risk: Mental Illness and Suicide'. It calls attention to suicide as a leading cause of premature and preventable death. WHO recognizes the need to build awareness and reduce risks in the areas of suicide and, more broadly, mental illness.

"All too often, suicide represents a tragic consequence of failing to diagnose and treat serious mental illness", said Dr Anders Nordstr

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