10 September 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today, 10 September, is being observed as World Suicide Prevention Day, an observance sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health. This observance was established to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented and to encourage action to prevent suicide.

According to WHO, the number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the last five years, but the total number of countries with strategies, currently 38, is “still far too few and governments need to commit to establishing them.”

For more information about this observance, please visit:

Wikipedia: World Suicide Prevention Day

Background information:

International Association for Suicide Prevention

World Federation for Mental Health

World Health Organization

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