Mental Health Day: WHO Official Seeks Collaboration To Prevent Suicide
Mental Health Day: WHO Official Seeks Collaboration To Prevent Suicide

An official of the World Health Organisation, WHO in Lagos, Memuna Esan says collaboration among the media, government and civil society will go a long way in preventing cases of suicide.

Esan, who represented, the WHO Country Director stated this while addressing students and various stakeholders at the commemoration of the 2019 World Mental Health Day, with the theme “Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention, which is celebrated on October 10 every year.

The event, organised by the United Nations Information Centre, in collaboration with WHO and Mental Health Foundation, highlighted the challenges of mental health and advocated for solutions.

He said mental health is intertwined with every aspect of life, adding that civil societies are essential in tackling the menace of suicide.