Panama- Before a increase recorded in recent years in cases of suicide in the province of blacksmith, the authorities refine the strategies that allow care to be provided mental health to the population, and avoid keep giving more self-inflicted deaths.
Behind the death by suicide of one 22 year old in the district of Tough, last Monday, the provincial authorities met reinforcingwaves strategies of prevention in the community.
“It is very important that we know that mental health is just as important as physical health. And that it is our responsibility, if we have relatives with a situation of depression or who shows warning signs, they should be referred to receive specialized care “indicated Melissa Aguilar, Head of Public Health in charge of the province of Herrera
As he said, generally people No attend receive medical attention in case of depression; however, he reiterated that the health facilities they have pespecialized personnel what can support at families to carry out the necessary interventions.
For this yearthe province reflects five cases confirmed from suicideor, in people aged between 15 and 49 years; however, it reflects increase in the approaches in smental avalanche, including care for the adolescent population, which is also a critical age, according to specialists.
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Aguilar asked the population to be slopes to the changes in the states of cheer up his relativesand presenting unusual behaviors such as give away objects of worth, mention suicidal thoughtsamong others, must Search the due attention, as these behaviors should not be ignored.
Throughout the province reinforced the mental health carewhich now has a Psychiatrist Y clinical psychologistsas well as nurses Specialist in mental health, and one net for the suicide preventionin which various institutions participate.
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