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Tuesday June 07, 2022 at 07:30

The Suicide Prevention Days are born

The event, organized by the Chair of Animals and Society of the UJRC, will bring together various experts in this field under the slogan "Let's talk about suicide, let's end the taboo".

Alberto Gómez

The data on death by suicide are alarming in our country. Every day an average of eleven people commit suicide in Spain. This is confirmed by the latest data from the Death Statistics according to the cause of death published by the National Institute of Statistics. Despite being an important issue to focus on, in Spain, there are still no prevention measures in this area.

For this reason, and in order to put an end to the taboo that this subject entails, the URJC Chair of Animals and Society has decided to organize the first Conference on Suicide Prevention. The highest representatives of this field will meet next Friday the 10th in the Departmental Building II of the Alcorcón Campus.

“During the morning there will be conferences by different experts and a round table for debate and proposals on initiatives to follow. In the afternoon session, 4 practical workshops will be held in small groups where we will be able to delve into some of the areas of the morning: detection of suicide risk, intervention in suicidal crisis, legs to inform about suicide and, finally, emotions and resilience. through dog-assisted interventions”, says Nuria Máximo, director of the Chair of Animals and Society at the Rey Juan Carlos University, which organizes the XNUMXst Seminar on Suicide Prevention

The sessions, aimed at health professionals, emergencies, communication and in general any interested person, can only be followed in person. To attend, it will be essential register previously, and the price of this will be 9 eur.

Nuria Máximo comments that the highlight of the Suicide Prevention Conference will be "the diversity of professional profiles and the possibility of training in professional or personal skills that allow better prevention of the problem."

For more information about this event, all data is at this link.