The World Boxing Council joins the commemoration of World Mental Health Day, to raise people’s awareness about mental health issues, and on this occasion, the day will focus on suicide prevention.
Each year about 800,000 people die by committing suicide, while many others attempt suicide.
Each suicide is a tragedy that affects a family, a community or an entire country and has lasting consequences on people close to the victim. Suicide does not respect age, yet it is the second highest cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29.
The WBC has been doing altruistic work for many years through its WBC Cares program, a charitable organization, which intends to carry a message of hope and inspiration through its champions visiting youth centers, hospitals and orphanages.
For this reason and aware that boxing reaches many corners of the world, the WBC is committed to society and its healthy development.