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The Regional Secretary for Health will be present, tomorrow, September 10, 2018, at 12 noon, in the conference room of Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital at the closing session of the Conference to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day at SESARAM .

This day will be marked at SESARAM, with a scientific and dissemination session under the motto “The importance of health care teams in the prevention of suicide and self-injury behaviours.”

A note from the secretariat’s communications office said that “with suicide and suicide behaviour as a serious public health problem, this date was established by the World Health Organization to sensitize communities to mental health and suicide prevention.”

The session is attended by a group of health professionals from different areas of intervention. “It is estimated that the Region follows the European average that points to an average of 4 suicide attempts per day,” the same note notes.

The SESARAM Psychology Service is on the ground studying the phenomenon in the Region. From FN