Friday, August 19, 2011

Bloggers Unite: World Suicide Prevention Day

Hello, This cause is very important to me. Growing up with a Mother who suffered with a Mental Illness I witnessed her attempt suicide twice. But for the Grace of God she did not succeed. In the years that followed, she recieved better treatment for her illness. She enjoyed her life in a way she never had before. We had many good years together. It was hard enough to lose her 3 years ago from the effects of a double stroke. I can't imagine how much harder it would have been to lose her to suicide. Please share any information on this matter to help spread awareness on the warning signs and prevention. Your blog post may just save a life!
Thank you for visiting,
Janet :)

September 10th, 2011

To promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost 3000 people commit suicide daily. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives.

With the sponsoring International Association for Suicide Prevention, 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.

At the global level, awareness needs to be raised that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death. Governments need to develop policy frameworks for national suicide prevention strategies. At the local level, policy statements and research outcomes need to be translated into prevention programs and activities in communities.

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