Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide.
Every 41 seconds someone's left to make sense of it.
That's over 1 million people who die by suicide each year. And millions more who grieve and mourn the loss of their loved one.
Suicide is THE most preventable kind of death. Education, resources, intervention and outreach can help children and adults who struggle with staggering sadness, hopelessness and despair.
World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th sponsored by The International Association for Suicide Prevention, The World Health Organization, The United Nations and many more grass root health organizations and agencies world-wide.
This is the 10th anniversary of the World Suicide Prevention Day. Ten years of research, ten years of prevention, ten years of education and dissemination of information. This year's theme is "Suicide Prevention across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope."
- To learn about the warning signs for suicidal behavior go here.
- My book Living with Depression is also a great resource that can offer you hope and healing.
- And remember, there is always someone ready to talk to you any day, any time at 1 800 273 TALK