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World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 is the perfect time to come together and talk about suicide prevention! This day has been celebrated since 2003, when it was founded by the International Association for Suicide Prevention. It's a chance not just to raise awareness but also to celebrate life, love, and hope. Together we can make a difference in our communities and save lives that would otherwise be lost too soon.

History of World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Prevention Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Suicide Research</div><div class='timeline-text'>The mid-century saw the advent of early systematic research into suicide prevention and crisis intervention.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Suicide Hotline</div><div class='timeline-text'>The world's first suicide prevention hotline, Samaritans, is established in the United Kingdom.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>IASP Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) launches to encourage collaboration on suicide prevention globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div the='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>WHO's GLOBAL Strategy</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Health Organization (WHO) launches SUPRE, a global strategy for suicide prevention.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Suicide Prevention Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>IASP establishes World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, a day for international awareness on suicide prevention.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>WHO's Comprehensive Report</div><div class='timeline-text'>WHO publishes its first comprehensive report on suicide, bringing global attention to the urgency of suicide prevention.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Suicide Prevention Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Practice self-care</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take time to do something for yourself that will make you feel good. Whether it’s taking a yoga class, going for a walk, or having a relaxing day at home, take time to focus on your mental health.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Reach out to someone</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it is an old friend or a family member, take the time on World Suicide Prevention Day to reach out and check in with someone that you care about. Offer your support and let them know that you are there for them if they need it.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spread awareness</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Post about World Suicide Prevention Day on social media, write a blog post about it, or wear something that brings awareness to the issue. Every little bit counts when it comes to spreading awareness and educating people about suicide prevention.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Talk openly about mental health</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Start conversations about mental health with friends and family. Let people know that it is okay to talk about their struggles and provide resources if needed.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look into volunteering at a local suicide prevention organization or crisis center. Volunteering is an amazing way to give back and make a real difference in the lives of those struggling with suicidal thoughts.</p></div></div>

Why World Suicide Prevention Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Suicide is a serious issue</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Every year, thousands of people around the world take their own lives, leaving behind devastated families and friends. World Suicide Prevention Day shines a light on this issue to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention resources.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It helps remove the stigma</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many people are hesitant to talk about suicide because they fear judgement or stigma. However, by recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day and encouraging open dialogue, we can help reduce this stigma and make it easier to communicate about our mental health issues.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It raises money for suicide prevention programs</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day is an important way to support organizations and charities that are dedicated to reducing rates of suicide and preventing more lives from being lost. By donating time or money to these causes, you can show your support for those struggling with suicidal ideations.</p></div></div>

5 Essential Facts for World Suicide Prevention Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Suicide is a Leading Cause of Death Globally</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to the World Health Organization, suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with over 700,000 people dying from suicide annually. It is a global health concern that requires collective action and preventive measures.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Suicide Affects Everyone</h3><p class='facts-content'>Suicide affects people of all ages and walks of life. While higher in certain demographics, the reality is that suicide does not discriminate and can impact anyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, gender or age.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many Suicides are Impulsive</h3><p class='facts-content'>Studies have indicated that many suicides are acts of impulse during moments of high stress or emotional distress. This emphasizes the need for immediate support and accessible resources duriog these critical moments.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Most People who Contemplate Suicide don't want to Die</h3><p class='facts-content'>Many people who contemplate suicide don’t necessarily want to die, but rather they want to escape the pain they’re experiencing. This suggests that timely intervention and emotional support can save lives.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Talking about Suicide can Prevent it</h3><p class='facts-content'>Contrary to a common myth, talking about suicide will not encourage it. In fact, open conversations about mental health and suicidal thoughts can be lifesaving. Encouraging such discussions is one of the main goals of World Suicide Prevention Day.</p></div></div>

World Suicide Prevention Day FAQs

When is World Suicide Prevention Day?

World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 every year. In 2024, World Suicide Prevention Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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