One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on those around them. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and to promote action through proven means that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally.
You can take part by sharing information and resources with family, friends and colleagues and by sharing content through social media. Keep an eye on our @SafeguardOldham twitter account for the hashtags #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #WSPD, #bethelight or #WSPD2021, join the conversation and help spread awareness.
Why not take a look at the following for useful information and resources?:
- International Association for Suicide Prevention
- Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership's Shining a Light on Suicide campaign
- Zero Suicide Alliance offers free training that aims to give you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. Take a look here.