Poetics of Space and Mental Health: How Architecture Can Help Prevent Suicides
Picture: Daria Scagliola
According to the latest survey carried out by the World Health Organization – WHO, in 2019 there were more than 700,000 suicides worldwide. In Brazil, records approach 14,000 cases per year, that is, on average 38 people commit suicide per day. In this context, “Yellow September” was created in Brazil, the largest anti-stigma campaign in the world that encourages everyone to actively act in the awareness and prevention of suicide, a topic that is still seen as taboo.