Every year on the 10th of September organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.
Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts.
Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention.
This year, the theme for World Suicide Prevention day is 'Working Together to Prevent Suicide.'
Step Closer: A World Suicide Prevention Day Awareness Film.
Step Closer is a short film created by The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) that holds a positive message encouraging connection as we can all have a role to play in working together to prevent suicide.
Suicide prevention: toolkit for engaging communities
The World Health Organisation's Preventing suicide: a community engagement toolkit is a step-by-step guide for people who would like to initiate suicide prevention activities in their community.
World Suicide Prevention Day Brochure
Here you can read the official IASP brochure for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020.