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ASOFEM- Mental Health Association Lorca celebrates World Mental Health Day 2019 fighting suicide under the motto 'Connect with life' (10/10/2019)

Suicide is the first cause of unnatural death in Spain for 12 years

The Lorca ASOFEM Mental Health Association celebrates another year, as an integrated entity in the Mental Health Federation Region of Murcia and the Mental Health Confederation Spain, Mental Health Day, which this year focuses on the prevention of suicide under the motto 'Connect with life'.

With the final objective of claiming the complete treatment of suicide to facilitate prevention and detection, as well as the subsequent diagnosis and treatment, the Mental Health associative movement highlights the first cause of unnatural death in Spain from the public agenda. twelve years ago and a total of 10 people a day.

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 800,000 people who take their lives a year, which means one death every 40 seconds.

In addition, in our country, it is the second cause of death in people aged 15 to 29 years.

That is why we have to assume the motto 'Connect with life'.

In Spain, 10 people die every day and in 2017, 3,679 people, 2,718 men and 961 women died, although 75% of people trying to commit suicide are women.

Also, keep in mind that the suicide rate of people with a schizophrenic disorder is 9 times higher.

And the risk of suicide is multiplied by 21 in cases of major depression, 33 in eating disorder and 89 in drug addiction.

The manifesto of the Mental Health Day 2019, which has been drafted by the First Person Mental Health Committee, warns that: "We are full beings, full of affections, illusion and also difficulties, but we can overcome them if we walk without stress and in company. Problems, pain, mental suffering, get along better if we share them. "

And the motto 'Connect with life' has been chosen by the members of the associative movement of Mental Health Spain, for the fourth consecutive year, and the theme proposed by the World Federation of Mental Health is aligned: "Promotion of mental health and suicide prevention. "

To commemorate this World Mental Health Day 2019, the following activities will be carried out:

Tuesday October 8: Coexistence and participation in the activities organized by the Day Center of the City of Totana on the occasion of World Day.

Thursday October 10: Placement of 3 request / information tables in different parts of Lorca (Sliding, Columns and Weekly Market Gate), in order to sensitize the Lorquina population about Mental Health.

Sunday, November 10: Solidarity Food at "Faroli" Restaurant at 2pm, with the performance of the musical group "Happys".

Godfather 2019: Antonio Hidalgo.

ASOFEM Mental Health Lorca is an Association of Relatives and People with Mental Health problems of Lorca and Region (MURCIA) established as such in 1997 and has an Autonomous Community Day Center. We are a Self-Help Association created for the defense of the rights of people with mental illness and their families, this being a channel for the participation of these families, in order to improve the living conditions of the affected person and his family.

Source: ASOFEM

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