The 10th of September every year, this year Friday, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This is hosted by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). The theme for WSPD 2021-23 is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ and is a reminder there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us; that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling.
The Samaritans latest newsletter which is avaialble here to download and read has information about some of the work they have engaged in across the UK to prevent suicide, and study the impact of of COVID-19 on suicide thoughts and attempts. Next time you see someone who may be struggling, what could you say to them? There is a great line and logo in the newletter - read on and see: Samaritans Advice Service Newletter