September 9, 2016
Saturday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day.
In the UK suicide is the leading cause of death for young people, both male and female. Every year around 1,600 children and young people aged 10 to 34 take their own lives.
The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. This means that there are many, many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life.
Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Too many men are ‘toughing it out’, keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence. Watch a video and share to Facebook & Twitter.
'Connect, communicate, care’ is the theme of the 2016 World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10th September, organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention.
Join the Samaritans on 10 September and reach out to people who may be stuggling to cope.
Connecting with others and letting people know that #ITSOKAYTOTALK is our key message for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day.