The Facts about World Suicide Prevention Day
The World Health Organization (WHO), the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) co-sponsored the first annual World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2003 to focus public attention on suicide prevention efforts and activities. Since then, communities, individuals, practitioners, researchers and other professionals around the globe have responded each year on September 10 by raising awareness of the global burden of suicide, implementing prevention initiatives or campaigns, announcing important research findings, developing region-specific prevention strategies and other suicide prevention-focused activities… – https://iasp.info/wspd/pdf/2015/2015_wspd_brochure.pdf
This years World Suicide Prevention Day September, 10th, 2015 fall on 2nd Thursday of the month.
What can we do to participate?
In print or in Social Media you can check out the Take 5 Pledge. They give you all the free resources you’ll need to help wage a war for suicide prevention! What can we do to participate in Suicide Prevention? The Take 5 Pledge (
#take5 ) is something for peers, consumers, caregivers, family, survivors, activist yes, everyone! Anyone that want to be part of suicide prevention this can do this on their smartphone and raise awareness of this life saving public health issue.
Download the Take 5 Promotional Messages to display in your office, on your website and/or on your social media platforms.
Join the Take 5 Pledge! By joining this virtual Facebook event you are pledging to “Take 5 to Save Lives” on World Suicide Prevention Day- September 10, 2015.
Go to www.take5tosavelives.org to learn 5 simple ways YOU can be a part of the suicide prevention movement.
1. Learn the Signs
2. Join the Movement
3. Spread the Word
4. Support a Friend
5. Reach Out