Suicide is a significant public health problem around the world. It is estimated that there are currently more than 700,000 suicides per year worldwide, and we know that each suicide affects many more people.
“Create Hope Through Action” has been the theme for World Suicide Prevention Day for the last three years. This theme serves as a powerful call to action and reminder that there are alternatives to suicide and that through our actions we can strengthen prevention.
Suicide prevention is a public healthy priority and urgent action is required to make sure suicide mortality rates are reduced. The goal on World Suicide Prevention Day, and every day, is to focus attention on the issues people face, reduce the stigmas, and raise awareness.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, call or text 988 or visit www.iasp.info/suicidalthoughts for support.
For more resources and information about World Suicide Prevention Day visit www.iasp.info/wspd.