World Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, 7 September 2017

This Sunday 10th Sep is World Suicide Prevention Day . Every year globally, more than 800,000 people die by suicide and up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt.

The theme for 2017 is ‘Take a minute, change a life.’ Offering a gentle word of support and listening in a non-judgemental way can make all the difference. “Life is precious and sometimes precarious. Taking a minute to reach out to someone – a complete stranger or close family member or friend – can change the course of their life“ (Official World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 Website).

We like @RethinkCharity’s factsheet with helpful info for supporting someone who’s feeling suicidal: