About World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on 10th September, is a global public health day for raising awareness and understanding about suicide prevention and mobilising local and international support for action.
WSPD was first introduced by the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP). The IASP theme for 2021 is Creating Hope Through Action. In Ireland, this is a theme that underpins our collective efforts to prevent suicide and is reflected in our national suicide prevention strategy, Connecting for Life.
WSPD is a time to signal to those who are vulnerable or those experiencing suicidal thoughts, that we care and want to support them. That there is hope. This helps to create a more compassionate society, where people feel comfortable coming forward to seek help, if they need it.
Partner pack for World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 (WSPD2021)
The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) has provided a partner pack for WSPD2021, containing social media images, recommended messaging, and suggested actions you can take, to create hope:
- Remember, the HSE YourMentalHealth Information Line, is always available anytime day or night, for information on what other services and supports are available near you. Freephone 1800 111 888 or visit www.yourmentalhealth.ie.
- Join the conversation on Twitter – search for and use @NOSPIreland, #connectingforlife and #WSPD2021
- From the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), email@example.com.