According to the statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 700,000 people die by suicide every year globally. Kenya too is no exception as it also has its fair share of suicides. The suicide rate in Kenya stands at six people per 100,000 individuals, as reported by the World Bank.
Recently, there have been increasing concerns about the rising number of suicide cases in the country from servicemen killing oneself to distinguished business people jumping from highrise buildings and so many more saddening occurrences. Given this situation and its severity, it raises the question of what measures can be taken to reduce suicide rates.
In Kenya, various organizations are actively engaged in suicide prevention efforts, providing support to those at risk. Here’s a list of such organizations and their hotlines, which can offer help to those in need.