In the United States, September is Suicide Prevention Month. The World Health Organization says that every year about 800,000 people commit suicide around the world.
September 10 was international suicide prevention day. To mark that day in 2017, the WHO stressed the important part that the media can play in stopping people from taking their own lives.
The WHO reports that for every suicide, 20 other people attempt to take their own lives. These people are mostly young. The WHO says suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 29 years.
The health organization also finds most suicides -- more than 78 percent -- happen in low-and middle-income countries. Issues that put people at risk include mental problems as well as depression and anxiety resulting from alcohol use.
WHO also states growing evidence shows that the media can play an important role in preventing suicide. The role media can play is to responsibly report on the problem.
Alexandra Fleischmann is a scientist in the WHO's department of mental health and substance abuse. Fleischmann tells VOA that people are often unwilling to talk about suicide because of the stigma.
She says journalists can help to overcome this taboo by encouraging people to seek help and to speak openly about their distress.
It is also important to stress that the encouragement to work with the media and not just to talk about the don'ts. Don't put it in the headlines. Don't put the picture of the person who died. Don't sensationalize it. Don't glamorize it.
WHO also warns that when the media reports on suicide in an exciting or attractive way, it may put others at risk.
That's the Health & Lifestyle report. I'm Anna Matteo.
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1.Issues that put people at risk include mental problems as well as depression and anxiety resulting from alcohol use.
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2.Fleischmann tells VOA that people are often unwilling to talk about suicide because of the stigma.
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What part of our plan are we each unwilling to change?
If your friend seems unable or unwilling to seek help, offer to go with him or her and tell your friend that his or her health and safety is important to you.
9月10日是世界预防自杀日 。为了纪念2017年的预防自杀日，世卫组织强调了媒体在阻止民众自杀方面所能发挥的重要作用 。
据世卫组织报道，在每个自杀案例中，另有20个人要自取性命 。而这些人基本上都是年轻人 。世卫组织表示，在15-29岁的人群中，自杀是头号死亡原因 。
世卫组织还发现，大多数自杀——超过78%——发生在中低收入家庭 。而将人们置于这一危险之中的问题有精神问题、抑郁、饮酒造成的焦虑 。
世卫组织还表示，有越来越多的证据表明，媒体在预防自杀方面可以发挥重要的作用 。而媒体所能发挥的作用就是以负责任的方式来报道这一问题 。
亚历山德拉是世卫组织心理健康和药物滥用部门的一名研究人员 。亚历山德拉在接受VOA采访时表示，由于耻辱的原因，很多人不愿意讨论自杀 。
同样重要的一点是，鼓励人们与媒体进行合作，而不是谈论不要做的事 。不要将自杀的事情放在头条 。不要披露死者照片 。不要耸人听闻 。不要搞噱头 。