Every year, millions of people worldwide commit suicide and millions more attempt it. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on those around them. World Suicide Prevention Day, observed every year on September 10, is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and to promote action to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally.
The following resources — available through our global GuidanceResources Employee Assistance Program (EAP) — can help you understand and become more aware of suicide and the mental health issues surrounding it:
- Information about warning signs and actions you can take if you suspect someone may be considering suicide
- Important facts about teen depression and suicide risk
- A video that covers the basics about counseling for those who have never tried it
- On-demand training to help you manage stress
- Training for anyone struggling to manage emotions
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, get help immediately by calling your local emergency number.