Following World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2022 : “Creating hope Through Action”
Suicide prevention is not one person’s job. Suicide is everyone’s business, and different sectors across society all have their parts to play. From education, housing, and social justice sectors, to mental health services doing the ground-work; suicide prevention must be a community effort.
Each suicidal death is a public health concern with a profound impact on those around them. By raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide, and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world.
An estimated 703,000 people a year take their life around the world. For every suicide, there are likely 20 other people making a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide. Millions of people suffer intense grief or are otherwise profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviours.
So how can you create hope through action today?
Here are some useful workplace and manager support resources to help drive positive change across your organisation:
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