To remember World Suicide Prevention Day, the Spiritist Federation of the Federal District will promote a collective walk in the City Park, in the center of Brasília, on Sunday (10). The concentration will be in Parking 12, starting at 8:30.
At 4 pm, the journalist André Trigueiro, author of the book Spiritism and Ecology, will give a talk on the theme “Living is the best option”. The free meeting will take place at 4:00 pm at the Austregésilo Auditorium of Athayde, of the Legion of Good Will, which supports the initiative.
The purpose of the events is to make the population aware of the importance of fighting the causes of suicide and to promote social actions. Data from the Department of Health of the Federal District show that as of August 7 of this year, 176 people tried to kill themselves in the federal capital.
In Brazil, about ten thousand people commit suicide annually, according to the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry. Research published in 2002 by World Psychiatry shows that “in 96.8% of cases, a diagnosis of mental disorder at the time of the fatal act would fit”.
The initiatives are part of the September Yellow campaign, held in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry, the Federal Council of Medicine and the Psychiatric Association of Brasília, the Spiritist Medical Association of the Federal District and the Center for Appreciation of Life.
Numerous buildings in DF received the yellow lighting in support of the suicide prevention campaign.
In Brazil, the suicide rate loses only for homicides and traffic accidents among deaths from external factors (which excludes diseases). Throughout the world, among young people, death by suicide is more frequent than by HIV. Among older people, as well as among middle-aged people, incidences also progress.
One of the most complete studies on the subject, made by researchers Daiane Borges Machado and Darci Neves dos Santos, from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), analyzed data from the Brazilian Mortality Information System (SIM), Datasus and IBGE between the years 2000 and 2012 in Brazil.
Indigenous people (132% more cases than in the general population) and men over 59 years old (29% more than the other age groups) were the ones who committed the most suicide.
The Map of Violence in 2014 (more recent survey) also points to a 15.3% increase among young people and adolescents in Brazil from 2002 to 2012.
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