IASP offers World Suicide Prevention Day banners in over 40 Languages
08/28/2012

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) has prepared World Suicide Prevention Day banners in over 40 languages so that bloggers and others can write about suicide prevention in their mother tongues.

Online PR News – 28-August-2012 – Oslo, Norway – The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day every year on September 10th. The theme of this 10th anniversary event is “Suicide Prevention Across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope.”

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day every year on September 10th. The IASP has prepared World Suicide Prevention Day banners in over 40 languages so that bloggers and others can help increase suicide prevention awareness locally and worldwide by writing about suicide and suicide prevention in their native languages. The banners can be downloaded and used on Blogs and Web sites.

World Suicide Prevention Day Banners
www.iasp.info/wspd/2012_wspd_banner.php

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined. These staggering figures do not include suicide attempts which may be up to 20 times the number of deaths by suicide, which works out to be one attempt every 1.5 seconds.

The economic costs associated with self-inflicted death or injuries are estimated to be in the billions of US dollars a year. The psychological and social impact of suicide on the family and community is staggering.

Suicide is a multi-determined phenomenon that occurs against a background of complex interacting biological, social, psychological and environmental risk and protective factors. However, despite the complexity of this phenomenon, suicide can be prevented.

Additional World Suicide Prevention Day resources and information can be found at: www.iasp.info/wspd

It is anticipated that World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed this year in well over 50 countries.