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World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September, 2021

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide.

World Suicide Prevention Day is to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world — 800,000 people annually — and the role that each of us can play to help prevent suicide.Suicide is the 15th leading cause of death globally, with a rate of 11.4 per 100,000. For every 1 suicide, 25 people have made an attempt at killing themselves. It is estimated that each suicide affects 135 people, with 108 million people bereaved by suicide worldwide every year. Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder in people who die by suicide. On this Day take a minute to reach out to someone – a complete stranger, close family member or friend – this can change a life.

Need help? in Australia dial:

13 11 14

to speak to someone at Lifeline Australia