Creating hope through action
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, an awareness day observed on the 10th of September every year.
Take a moment to connect and reach out to someone who may need help. A simple phone call, message, or hug can go a long way. Encourage understanding, changing the way we talk about suicide by promoting hope can create compassion for those in need to feel more comfortable asking for help.
By countering myths and fear with information and action, we are changing the conversation about suicide. We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, not only during the month of September but all year long.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) together with the National Council for
Suicide Prevention (NSCP) has launched the Take 5 to Save Lives Campaign
(https://www.take5tosavelives.org/). The campaign encourages everyone to complete action steps in
five themes: Learn, Know, Do, Talk, and Share. Create hope through action and use the Take 5 to Save
Lives toolkit to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day 2022.
Together, we are changing the conversation about suicide by countering myths and fear with
information and action steps everyone can take. We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, not
only during the World Suicide Prevention Day but all year long. To learn more, visit the National Action
Alliance’s #BeThere page (https://theactionalliance.org/bethere).