This Sunday 10th Sep is World Suicide Prevention Day http://bit.ly/2tissVg . 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).