Call for action to prevent suicide

Suicide rates are worryingly high in the Nordic region. The countries should work together on preventative measures and share knowledge and best practices to help people in need, the Nordic Council Welfare Committee believes.

“We can’t just sit idly by and watch young people take their lives when they’ve barely started. The countries should share experiences and come up with preventative solutions to help suicidal young people and other vulnerable individuals,” says Bente Stein Mathisen, the chair of the Welfare Committee. The proposal was submitted by the Social Democratic Group on the Nordic Council.