Awareness

Suicide Prevention Week

By on September 8th, 2015

nspwThe International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) estimates that there are about 800,000 suicides worldwide each year.

That number is probably higher considering that shame and harsh judgment can often accompany news of a suicide, making it easier for family and loved ones to shroud a suicide in other ways. This devastating statistic makes one thing very clear – we need to start talking about it in order to stop it.

September 7-13 marks National Suicide Prevention Week and it is the week surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. You may be wondering what you can do. Continue reading