Did you know that every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide?
Although commonly under-reported, it is estimated that close to 800,000 people take their lives each year. Suicides among young people account for nearly a third of all suicides globally, and it is the second leading cause of death in the 15 to 29 year age group. Every suicide is a tragedy that has a Often the social stigma and taboo around mental health mean people do not seek help, however, suicide is still preventable. Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, an awareness day that aims to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. At Servier we support this initiative as we have striven to provide therapeutic solutions for people living with mental conditions like depression for more than 30 years. Recent studies show that about half of all suicides, are related to depression. Depression is a treatable illness and with an appropriate diagnosis can help ensure that patients get the right treatment which can relieve symptoms and help them feel better. <br/> Source: LIVE LIFE - Preventing suicide. World Health Organization. June 2021 **To know more** : [Click here ](https://cdn.who.int/media/docs/default-source/mental-health/suicide/live-life-brochure.pdf?sfvrsn=6ea28a12_2&download=true/)
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