"CREATING HOPE TROUGH ACTION"
Now we´ve left a warm and sunny August behind us to enter the first month of autumn, September. We wish to start this autumn by highligting an important and significant day.
Saturday 10th of September is the "International Suicide Prevention Day".
This day was established in collaboration between the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2003.
Since then, on the same date every year, they together with others have worked for increased awareness and knowledge and reduced stigma attached to suicide. Through lectures, workshops and public education, they´ve worked actively to spread knowledge and reduce suicide all over the world.
During 2021 - 2023, the theme for this day is "Creating hope through action". A focus that wants to show how all of us, through our actions, small and large, can help those around us who struggle with suicidal thoughts. And also to emphasize the importance of prioritizing suicide prevention measures internationally, especially in the places and countries where access to mental care and evidence-based interventions is low.