World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Prevention Day in United Nations in 2024
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About World Suicide Prevention Day

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Dates of World Suicide Prevention Day
2025 United Nations Wednesday, September 10thWorld Suicide Prevention Day
2024 United Nations Tuesday, September 10thWorld Suicide Prevention Day
2023 United Nations Sunday, September 10thWorld Suicide Prevention Day
2022 United Nations Saturday, September 10thWorld Suicide Prevention Day
2021 United Nations Friday, September 10thWorld Suicide Prevention Day
Summary
Working Together to Prevent Suicide.

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour. Suicidal behaviour includes suicide, and also encompases suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide.

World Suicide Prevention Day promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. The sponsoring organisation, International Association for Suicide Prevention, the co-sponsor WHO and other partners, advocate for the prevention of suicidal behaviour, provision of adequate treatment and follow-up care for people who attempted suicide, as well as responsible reporting of suicides in the media.

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