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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 falls on Thursday September 10th this year. We believe that collectively, we can all make a difference to someone’s life. That’s why our theme is #letsdosomethinggoodtogether
Scroll down to watch our videos from CEO Yvette Greenway-Mansfield, Trustee Lorna Hackett and Ambassadors Hugh Quarshie and Wendy Turner-Webster.
This is the day when all of us can help make a difference by supporting those with suicidal thoughts, remembering those lost to suicide & listening to the bereaved.
Whether it’s wearing your yellow ribbon, doing an act of kindness, or encouraging open conversation about suicide, we can help to make a difference.
No-one likes the word suicide. Much less the conversations that arise from the word.
But this year, more than ever, people have to feel free and safe to talk about it. Shame, stigma and silence have no place in today’s society. With so many vulnerable people and anxieties heightened due to Covid, we all have to listen.
The latest figures for England and Wales show a continued increase in suicide figures. 6,591 suicides were recorded, with about 3/4 of these men. But women’s rates are increasing too, especially in the under 25’s
The truth is, we are all suspectible. And that’s why speaking and listening is so important.