World Suicide Prevention Day gives organizations, government agencies and individuals a chance to promote awareness about suicide, mental illnesses associated with suicide and ways to prevent suicide. Organizations such as the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and World Health Organization (WHO) play a key role in promoting this event.
Various events and activities are held during this occasion to raise awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death. Events and activities for World Suicide Prevention Day include:
International Association for Suicide Prevention