Marking Suicide Prevention Day

By Liz Cotterill (Asda Warrington)
September 10, 2020

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

More information and support can be found at

https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/world-suicide-prevention-day/

To me you can have the brightest smile and still be lonely. How can we help?

Just say hello, good morning and check in on your friends, family and work colleagues.

Sometimes it means listening to each other more than talking. Know I'm always around for a chat, whether I can help or not I can listen, anytime. With thanks to Papyrus, a local charity who supports young people and their families all over the country.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

It's time to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

– Liz, Asda community champion

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