World Suicide Prevention Day

With thanks to my sister who pointed it out, today is World Suicide Prevention Day

The World Health Organisation analyse some of the figures which make a startling read – along with displaying a map of suicide precedence throughout the world.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) has a list of events around the world to mark the day.

Although there isn’t much on in the UK, it doesn’t stop us sparing thoughts and reaching out to those who have been bereaved through suicide or are experiencing difficult times themselves. Sometimes the reaching out and contact can make a large difference.