[Editorial] Suicide prevention: keeping the momentum

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Lancet Global Health
The Lancet Global Health is The Lancet's first gold open-access title and focuses on original research, commentary, correspondence and blogs on topics including maternal and child health, infectious and noncommunicable diseases, mental health, and more. The Editor is Zoë Mullan.

Every year on Sept 10, World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and increase literacy on a highly complex and wide-reaching global health problem. WHO estimates that around 800 000 people die by suicide every year, but this number is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg: for reasons that include the stigma shrouding suicide in many cultures, the lack of adequate vital registration systems, or even the arduous administrative steps that go with the registration of a self-inflicted death, many suicides remain undetected or are routinely misclassified.

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[Editorial] Suicide prevention: keeping the momentum