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World Suicide Prevention Day observed with theme Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives

Sep 10, 2015 13:00 IST

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was observed on 10 September 2105. The theme of the World Suicide Prevention Day 2015 is Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives.

The theme speaks up to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide prevention. It encourages us all to consider the role that offering support may play in combating suicide.

The day is observed, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, to host World Suicide Prevention Day. Since 2003, the day is annually observed on 10 September.

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