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World Suicide Prevention Day Celebrations

September 9, 2015 6:10 pm

An average of 120 deaths by suicide is recorded in Fiji every year and today marks World Suicide Prevention Day.

The Health Ministry hopes to create awareness on the fact that suicide is preventable and that talking about it and seeking help can be a life-saving action.

Across Fiji, NCOPS and other key partners are running programs targeting youth in a range of settings for World Suicide Prevention Day.

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The march in Suva will begin at 9am from the Suva Flea Market to Ratu Sukuna Park where a number of activities such as an oratory contest, a visit from the Police Dog Unit, a performance by the Pasifika Voices and more will be on display to commemorate those lost to suicide.

The theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is “Reaching Out and Saving Lives.”

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