Join us this September as we rally together for World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, September 10th. This powerful day of global observance brings together over 60 countries, uniting us in our shared mission to promote stigma reduction, advocate for policy change, encourage help seeking, and honour the memories of those lost to suicide, those who have survived suicide attempts, and those who bear the weight of grief.
This year, we are continuing our theme of “We all have a role to play,” echoing the International Association for Suicide Prevention’s (IASP) overarching theme of “Creating hope through action.” In this spirit, we stand united in our commitment to reduce suicide, empowering individuals with the confidence to take action.
In Australia alone, nearly 10 million people have been affected by suicide, which equates to almost half of our nation. At Suicide Prevention Australia, we firmly believe that every single person can play a role in preventing suicide, not only on World Suicide Prevention Day but every day of the year.
Together, let’s embrace our collective responsibility, champion hope and take meaningful action to save lives.