Reaching Out to Those at Risk of Suicide: World Suicide Prevention Day
September 10, 2015
According to the recently released World Health Organization (WHO) report: Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative, over 800,000 people die by suicide across the world each year. World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is September 10 and CLM joins that effort to reach out to individuals who may be vulnerable to suicide as well as those who have lost someone to suicide.
“Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives” is the theme of WSPD 2015, an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. This year’s theme encourages us all to consider the role that offering support may play in combating suicide.
The simple act of showing care and concern to someone who may be vulnerable to suicide can be a game-changer. Suicide is devastating for families, friends and community members who are left behind. As a result of the stigma surrounding suicide, those who are bereaved by suicide may feel they are perceived differently or others don’t understand the intensity of their emotions.
On September 10th, we join others around the world who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide. Learn more on how you can reach out and save lives.
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