World Suicide Prevention Day 2015 is Thursday 10 September. It is also RUOK? Day in Australia.
In 2015, the international theme of World Suicide Prevention Day is Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives.’
It is speaking up to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide prevention safely. It is about standing up to make a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing. It is about being self informed and aware of support and services available to all those touched by suicide and those building a resilient community to prevent suicide.
World Suicide Prevention Day events occur in local communities across Australia. Check out the Events page to see what’s happening near you.
World Suicide Prevention Day in 2015 is significant because it falls on the same day as RUOK? Day. To mark this day, the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention are standing behind two important campaigns:
1.A national public awareness campaign called ‘Thanks For Asking’- go to https://www.ruok.org.au/ to find out more.
2.Launch of a national research action plan to align research funds and priorities in suicide prevention in Australia.
More information about both of these will be published to this website as we get closer to 10 September. In the meantime, don’t forget to add your event to the events calendar!Learn more