Kenya will check out ingenious techniques to improve action on increasing cases of suicide connected to COVID-19 interruptions, the Ministry of Health stated on Friday at an occasion to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.
Rashid Aman, primary administrative secretary in the Ministry of Health exposed that Kenya lost 4 lives daily throughout the peak of COVID-19 in the year 2020, while worldwide, one in every 100 deaths was connected to suicide.
He stated that in order to attain an extensive public health action to avoid suicide, there is a requirement to inform the population at big and more so the susceptible groups.
This, Aman stated, can be done through activities tailored towards environmental protection of danger elements in addition to early recognition and reliable treatment of individuals with psychological and compound utilize conditions.
Kenyan boys are experiencing joblessness in addition to increased stress and anxiety levels resulting in increased usage of alcohol, separate in relationships and the rise of domestic violence.
Aman required normalization of looking for psychological healthcare to minimize the preconception around suicide and involvement in educated action, which will eventually minimize circumstances of suicide in the nation.
He stated that suicide is the 4th leading cause of death amongst 15-29 years of age, including that 703,000 individuals pass away every year by suicide and over half of them at 58 percent die prior to the age of 50 worldwide.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health in 2015 introduced the psychological health action strategy which is a roadmap of the numerous activities that require to be carried out towards a psychologically healthy population.
The ministry is likewise presently establishing the Suicide Prevention Strategy 2021-2026, which remains in its lasts and will be introduced quickly. Enditem