Suicide should not be treated as crime: CM Murad

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In his message on World Suicide Prevention Day, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah stated that the Government of Sindh has taken concrete steps to address the issue of mental health morbidity and mortality.

The Sindh Mental Health Authority, established through an assembly act, has undertaken various policy and service measures to address the challenges posed during current times of Covid.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has dedicated 10th September as the World Suicide Prevention Day.

Sindh Mental Health Authority (SMHA), working as a health regulatory body, has endeavored since its inception in August 2017 to the advancement of mental health.

The primary and one of the most important tasks accomplished by SMHA is the registration of all the Psychiatrists, Trainings, awareness Seminars, Researches and other relevant mental health care providers in the Province of Sindh.

Recently three surveys were conducted through SMHA in the province to gather scientific data related to suicide trends.

In the first quarter of this year (2021), Sindh Mental Health Authority published a report: “A Study of Registered Cases Of Suicide between 2016 – 2020 across the Province of Sindh” conducted in collaboration with the provincial Home and Health departments.

 

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