Today, 10th September, is World Suicide Prevention Day.
Worldwide, over 800,000 people each year die through suicide. Showing care and concern to someone who may be vulnerable to suicide can save their life. Asking them whether they're OK, and listening to what they have to say in a non-judgemental way can have a real impact.
Here are some links to follow to find out more about World Suicide Prevention Day.
The Official Website for World Suicide Prevention Day
The official site for WSPD contains lots of information and downloadable resources, including factsheets, PowerPoint presentations and video materials.
Prof. Ella Arensman, President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), inaugurates World Suicide Prevention Day 2015
Alistair Burt, Minister of State for Community and Social Care gives his perspective
It's OK to not be OK. And it's OK to talk about it.
HeadStart B-Safe Team create displays to show support for World Suicide Prevention Day
To show their support for World Suicide Prevention Day, our B-Safe Team used their regular session at the new HeadStart Offices to create these great display boards of ideas and thoughts. The boards are now on display in Wolverhampton Civic Centre.