This post is a day late but I still felt it was important enough to still do.
Yesterday, September 10th, 2011, was World Suicide Prevention Day. Thanks to reader, Jeana, for emailing me and letting me know.
World Suicide Prevention Day is held on September 10th each year. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. Disseminating information, improving education and training, and decreasing stigmatization are important tasks in such an endeavour. The theme in 2011 is “Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies”.
Due to my depression and mental health series, I feel this is apropo. Visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention website for more information about suicide prevention and World Suicide Prevention Day. I have already marked it in my calendar for upcoming years.
If you, or anyone you know, is depressed, having suicidal thoughts, or just needs to talk to someone
Please call: In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255
For Hearing and Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment:
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, PLEASE CALL 911
Warning signs: Suicide Warning Signs
Outside of US, please contact your local emergency number.
Until next time Glam Fam I wish you
Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Nappyness,