Take 5 Campaign Supports World Suicide Prevention Day

The members of the National Council for Suicide Prevention launched the annual Take 5 to Save Lives suicide prevention campaign in recognition and support of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)– an annual event held on September 10. The campaign’s main tool, www.take5tosavelives.org, is a website that encourages everyone to take five minutes out of their day to complete five prevention-focused action steps.   In partnership with the World Health Organization, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) established the first WSPD in 2003 as part of a global effort to…

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Charity Publishes Suicide Notes, Written By Men Who Survived

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day earlier this month, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) published three real suicide notes in five national newspapers. They are hard to read, shocking in fact, but they come with a surprising message of hope. CALM’s new campaign has been designed to raise awareness that having suicidal feelings is not as unusual as people imagine – especially for men. Research shows that four in 10 men under the age of 45 in the UK have contemplated suicide at some point in their lives. Recent…

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