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Given the seriousness of the suicide issue in Guyana —  the country loses approximately 200 of its people every year by this means — the Ministry of Health is slated to host an international conference on suicide in January, in an effort to effectively deal with the issue.Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said that, currently,Cheap NFL Jerseys, suicide is causing more deaths than HIV in the country; and as such it is a major public health scourge that needs immediate attention.   From 2005 to date, the number of deaths has remained constant.The ministry has already identified the top three hot spots for suicide — West Demerara, Black Bush, Corentyne, and Essequibo.For 2009, support programmes will be implemented in these areas, so as to deal with the issue of suicide. Four years ago, Black Bush Polder was the hot spot for suicide in Guyana.However, for this year, so far there have only been three deaths in that community.According to Minister Ramsammy, this is because support programmes were introduced in the community to deal with the problem.Meanwhile,Cheap World Cup Jerseys 2018, as it relates to the linkage between HIV and suicide, the minister explained,Wholesale Authentic Jerseys, of the 200 deaths per year,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, there were approximately two suicides because of HIV. He, however, stressed that HIV is not a major cause of suicides. He noted that, in some countries, there are increasing numbers of suicide deaths because of HIV, but this has not happened in Guyana.Minister Ramsammy also revealed that a few suicide deaths also have to do with sexual orientation, while the major causes have to do with alcohol, people with domestic problems, and those with emotional issues stemming from relationships.According to Dr. Ramsammy, most suicides in Guyana are different from those in developed countries; and if the issue of substance abuse is addressed, then there can be a reduction in the number of deaths.“Like we have shown in Black Bush, it can be altered by having community support programmes.”Dr Ramsammy recently noted that, over the past five years, the police reported that an average of 150 persons die by suicide each year, but the Ministry of Health has found that the deaths by suicide are more than what is actually being reported.According to Minister Ramsammy, in 1988, Guyana reported that only 150 suicides occurred at that time, but he explained that barely half of the deaths were being reported.This is not the case now. “All suicide deaths today are being recorded…the Ministry of Health actually verifies every death in Guyana. I’m sure that people are not unaware that some death certificates may not report the actual cause of death, whether it’s an HIV death or a suicidal death,Cheap Jerseys China, because there is a stigma related to that.“And so we go back to the source to find out the actual cause of death,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale,” Minister Ramsammy said.The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported and average of 1.5 million deaths per year, but pointed out that this only represents between 50 and 60 percent of the actual suicide deaths, since many are not reported.In spite of reporting 1.5 million deaths, the WHO estimates that suicide actually accounts for two to three million deaths globally per year.
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