Suicide prevention is the subject of a campaign on social media

The activities are part of the campaign organized worldwide.

In September, the Psychiatry Service of the Hospital de Portimão will mark the month of suicide prevention, with videos and games, in the Facebook e Instagram.  

«This year, taking into account the contingency measures inherent to the pandemic situation, the “grab a life” campaign will be developed mainly on social networks», explains the Hospital and University Center of the Algarve (CHUA).

According to the organization, «suicide is a problem with some relevance in the Algarve» and, therefore, the objective of these initiatives is to raise awareness of the issue of suicide, also promoting the prevention of depression and the reduction of the stigma associated with the disease mental.

The activities are part of the campaign organized worldwide by the International Association for the Prevention of Suicide, which has the support in Portugal of the National Plan for Mental Health, the Portuguese Society of Suicidiology, the National Plan for the Prevention of Suicide and in the Plan region Barlavento Algarvio Health Center.

In addition to the games, there will be an exhibition on the same theme in the atrium of the Hospital de Portimão.