World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day happens on the 10th September.

Every year a different theme is focused on and this year the theme is ‘Take a minute, change a life.’  

Approximately one million people die by suicide each year, and this can be prevented. Evidence suggests that appropriate prevention treatment can reduce suicide rates.

The main aims of World Suicide Prevention Day are:

  1. Raise awareness that suicide is preventable
  2. Improve education about suicide.
  3. Spread information about suicide awareness.
  4. Decrease stigmatization regarding suicide.

For more information about the day, or on how you can help, check out  the following link: https://www.samaritans.org/media-centre/our-campaigns/world-suicide-prevention-day