The 2014 international theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.’
The theme reflects the fact that connections are important at several levels if we are to combat suicide – at an individual level, cross support services, and cross country/countries.
Here you will find details about activities taking place around Australia on September 10th (World Suicide Prevention Day), resources in which you can share with family, friends and co-workers. Check out the Events page to see what’s happening near you.
World Suicide Prevention Day in 2014 is significant because it marks the release by the WHO of the World Suicide Report (WSR). The report follows the adoption of the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 by the World Health Assembly, which commits all 194 member states to reducing their suicide rates by 10% by 2020.
Each year 65,000 Australian’s attempt to take their own lives (There are on average 130,000 total deaths per year in Australia) – of these attempts – Australia loses approximately 2,500 loved ones.
Nearly all suicides are preventable. This World Suicide Prevention Day, take the time to learn about suicide and think about how you can get connected, help someone connect to the support services they need and influence your connections to get involved in suicide prevention initiatives.
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This site is run and operated by Suicide Prevention Australia, the national advocate for suicide prevention. We are not a crisis or counselling provider. If you need help please see your GP urgently or click here.
After a successful launch in 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is now held every year on 10 September around the world. On this day, numerous events, conferences, campaigns and local activities call to public attention one of the world’s largest causes of premature and unnecessary death – suicide.Learn more