Psycho-social adversity, mental health, and suicide in adolescents: are we doing enough to treat this population?

Lino Palacios Cruz



Every September 10 since 2003, the International Association for Suicide Prevention ( and the World Health Organization (WHO) have promoted World Suicide Prevention Day, with the aim of raising awareness in the general population whose suicide can occur from an early age, a condition which can be prevented. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, although its etiology is still not well understood.