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10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance

10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance

World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated every year on 10 September, around the world with a main aim to promote awareness that suicide can be prevented.

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD-2019) theme is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide-40 seconds of action'.

World Suicide Prevention Day focuses to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, by organizing several activities around the world. 

World Suicide Prevention Day is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), to host World Suicide Prevention Day.

Over the past few years, over 300 activities in around 70 countries were reported to IASP, including educational and commemorative events, press briefings and conferences, as well as Facebook and Twitter coverage.

World Suicide Prevention Day, first awareness programs were conducted in the year 2003 with the theme "Suicide Can Be Prevented'. 


 

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