World Suicide Prevention Day 2022
According to the World Health Organization, someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds. More people die by suicide each year than by war and homicide put together.
For every suicide, there are many more people who attempt suicide every year.
What is World Suicide Prevention Day?
World Suicide Prevention Day is an event that is organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). Over the past few years the World Health Organization (WHO) has been co-sponsor. The theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 is: ‘Creating Hope Through Action’.
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) occurs annually on 10th September with the aim of raising awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. It is a time for people everywhere to play their part in preventing suicide.
Many organisations will be taking part in WSPD2021 by organising educational events on the subject of suicide including suicide prevention awareness, which is the most important aspect of this event. It is vital that everyone realise that suicide can be prevented.
All Resources provides a number of educational resources which cover suicide and mental health including:
World Suicide Prevention Day Online
Get involved with World Suicide Prevention Day on social media using these hashtags: