What 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.
Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention.
When is it?
Why is it important?
In 2018 significantly more people died by suicide in Scotland than in the year before, after a number of years in which we saw an overall downward trend. This is devastating news. No one should feel that suicide is the only answer.
And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.
But not being okay is still widely stigmatised. And governments can still make better, more ambitious plans to prevent suicide.