The impacts of suicide and suicide attempts are immediate, far-reaching and long-lasting for families, whanau, friends, colleagues, communities and societies. Because for every person who dies by suicide, more than 100 people are affected.
World Suicide Prevention Day
Organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 every year. This day provides the opportunity to create greater awareness that suicide can be prevented, and to change the way suicide is understood and discussed in the community. More, it helps those struggling with mental health issues by promoting mental wellbeing, and connects people to support services.
Helpful WSPD resources
- Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust https://www.lifematters.org.nz/
- Ministry of Health – Suicide Prevention International Resources
- Lifeline Aotearoa – Suicide Prevention Resources
- Supporting Families New Zealand – Suicide Information and Resources
- International Association for Suicide Prevention – Resources