About World Suicide Prevention Day
ONE Day in Support of Everyday.
Each year on September 10th, people from over 50 countries will connect, communicate and care by recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day. Since 2003, WSPD has publicly brought the need for suicide awareness and a greater commitment to suicide prevention to the world stage.
According to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, it is estimated that each day in Canada, 11 people will end their life and 210 will attempt to. Suicide occurs across all age, economic, social and ethnic boundaries. The pain that leads individuals to take their lives is unimaginable. Their deaths leave family and friends bereft and their communities impacted.
On September 10th, the Council invites you to BE ONE within your community and BE ONE with the world.
How to Take Part in World Suicide Prevention Day
- BE ONE who lights a candle. By lighting a candle and placing it by a window at 8:00pm, on September 10th the candle will be a beacon of caring and compassion which illuminates the need for suicide awareness and prevention.
- BE ONE who wears a ribbon. BE ONE of 100,00 Canadians who will wear the international suicide awareness ribbon. The beautiful orange and yellow ribbon gives voice to promoting informed communities that create dialogue around supporting those at risk, and promoting mental wellness and resiliency.
- BE ONE who speaks up. Visit the Council's Facebook page and join the council on Twitter for ways that you can spread the message about World Suicide Prevention Day through social media.
- BE ONE who makes a difference.