World suicide prevention day is held on the 10th September, and is when communities from around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.
The latest statistics from 2018 show that in the UK and the republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died by suicide. We know that suicide is preventable, and that not being ok is still widely stigmatized. We need to fix this.
The Samaritans are a charity who are dedicated to suicide prevention. They are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs someone to talk to, without judgement. You can call 116 123 for free.
Here is some more information on the Samaritans website about world suicide prevention day – World Suicide Prevention Day | Campaigns | Samaritans