Diana Nammi on BBC Persian

BBC Persian interviewed IKWRO’s Diana Nammi to mark International Suicide Prevention Day (in Farsi)


Preventing Suicide

IKWRO asked Information and Research Officer Joanne Payton to write a blog to mark World Suicide Prevention Day based on the research she did with Izaddin Rasool.

Every individual suicide feels like a senseless tragedy. Patterns of suicide, multiply this tragedy but give us some hints of what stresses can drive individuals to contemplate taking their own lives. In the UK, the profile of the suicide victim is largely male: often men who have become disconnected from the human relationships of family, work and friends, and succumbed to depression. Generally, as in most cultures, the risk of suicide increases with age.