World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, 2013
September 10th 2013 is World Suicide Prevention Day.
Suicide is one of the biggest killers in western society. Each year, the number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined.
Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds. These staggering figures do not include nonfatal suicide attempts which occur much more frequently than deaths by suicide. For every ten people who die by suicide in Ireland, eight of those will be men.
Suicide is a tragedy we CAN do something about. If you are concerned about someone, talk to them, ask them the question., Asking someone if they are suicidal will not make them more likely to die by suicide. If you are suicidal, please seek help, Pieta House offer free suicide crisis intervention in 5 locations across Ireland.
Mind your mental health.