Creating hope through action: World Suicide Prevention Day

The International Association for Suicide Prevention is releasing a World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) film ahead of the WSPD on September 10.

ROYSTON, ENGLAND, UK, Sept. 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The International Association for Suicide Prevention is releasing a World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) awareness film ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day. of suicide prevention on September 10 and the start of Suicide Awareness Month.

About 700,000 people die by suicide each year, with more than 75% of suicides occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Suicide is a global concern and a serious public health problem in all countries; however, suicides are preventable. By raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide, and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world.

World Suicide Prevention Day, celebrated on September 10 every year, exists as a platform to raise awareness about suicide and promote preventive measures with the aim of reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world.

The WSPD awareness film promotes the current theme, “Creating Hope through Action”. It aims to raise awareness and inspire confidence and light in each of us; that our actions, big or small, can bring hope to those who struggle.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention encourages the screening of the film.

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The International Association for Suicide Prevention
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) leads the global effort in suicide prevention having developed an effective forum that is proactive in building strong collaborative partnerships and promoting evidence-based action to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicidal behavior (www.iasp .Info). Established in 1960, IASP is the largest international association dedicated to suicide prevention and suicide mitigation and works closely with relevant international organizations.

world suicide prevention day
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was first launched in 2003 on September 10 by IASP with the endorsement of the World Health Organization (WHO). September 10 each year has been designated as a way to draw attention to the issues of suicide around the world. Specific WSPD activities have taken place in more than 70 countries with the aim of raising global awareness of suicidal behavior. https://www.iasp.info/wspd/

Important Note: Journalists reporting on this topic are advised to include information on relevant helplines and websites. The following website provides details of crisis centers around the world: https://www.iasp.info/crisis-centres-helplines/

Journalists reporting on this topic are also asked to adhere to the following guidelines;
https://www.who.int/mental_health/suicide-prevention/resource_booklet_2017/en/

Catherine Thomson
International Association for Suicide Prevention
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